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DBMS > BaseX vs. Couchbase vs. Milvus

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. Couchbase vs. Milvus

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonMilvus  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.A distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesA DBMS designed for efficient storage of vector data and vector similarity searches
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSDocument storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.66
Rank#153  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score28.62
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.62
Rank#246  Overall
#16  Search engines
Websitebasex.orgwww.couchbase.commilvus.io
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgdocs.couchbase.commilvus.io/­docs/­overview.md
DeveloperBaseX GmbHCouchbase, Inc.
Initial release200720112019
Current release10.3, October 2022Server: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20212.0, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and ErlangC++, Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS info10.14 or later
Windows infowith WSL 2 enabled
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyes infoString, Boolean, NumberNumeric and String
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.no
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesFunctions and timers in JavaScriptno
Triggersyes infovia eventsyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Bounded Staleness
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Session Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno
More information provided by the system vendor
BaseXCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseMilvus
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Milvus is an open-source and cloud-native vector database built for production-ready...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Highly available, versatile, and robust with millisecond latency. Supports batch...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Video media : video understanding, video deduplication. E-commerce and mobile applications...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Milvus is trusted by over 1,000 enterprises, including Baidu, eBay, IKEA, LINE, Shopee,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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As of March 2022, 9.8k+ GitHub stars 1.4k+ Github forks 871k+ docker pulls 2k+ community...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Milvus was released under the open-source Apache License 2.0 in October 2019. Managed...
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