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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Couchbase vs. Greenplum vs. Infobright vs. TimesTen

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocolDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.05
Rank#317  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score30.41
Rank#25  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score11.83
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.96
Rank#150  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score2.15
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigobject.iowww.couchbase.compivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplumwww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iodocs.couchbase.comgpdb.docs.pivotal.iodocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Couchbase, Inc.Pivotal Software Inc.Ignite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20152011200520051998
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20195.10.0, July 201811 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesyes
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.noyes infosince Version 4.2nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuaFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyesnoPL/SQL
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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BigObjectCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGreenplumInfobrightTimesTen
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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