DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > BigchainDB vs. CouchDB vs. GridDB vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. CouchDB vs. GridDB vs. TimescaleDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.80
Rank#193  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score16.64
Rank#40  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score1.36
Rank#147  Overall
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score4.22
Rank#82  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comcouchdb.apache.orggriddb.netwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stabledocs.griddb.netdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerToshiba CorporationTimescale
Initial release2016200520132017
Current release3.2.0, October 20214.6, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languagePythonErlangC++C
Server operating systemsLinuxAndroid
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenonoyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnonoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIProprietary protocolADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptnouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Shardingyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACID at container levelACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
BigchainDBCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"GridDBTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsGridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
» more
Competitive advantages1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
» more
Typical application scenariosFactory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
» more
Key customersDenso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
» more
Market metricsGitHub trending repository
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsOpen Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
BigchainDBCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"GridDBTimescaleDB
DB-Engines blog posts

Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
2 June 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Global Blockchain for Enterprise Applications Market SWOT Analysis,Key Indicators,Forecast 2027 : Barclays, BigchainDB, Block Array, ConsenSys – The Oxford Spokesman
27 January 2022, The Oxford Spokesman

Smart Contract Platform Market is Booming Worldwide with ternity blockchain, AlphaPoint, AnChain.AI
20 January 2022, Digital Journal

Automotive Blockchain Market Next Big Thing | Major Giants Helbiz, Shift Mobility, Bigchain DB
14 January 2022, Digital Journal

Blockchain In Government Market Scope and overview, Market Scope and overview, Growth Study, Future Trends, Demands, and Top Players Data by Forecast to 2030
11 January 2022, Taiwan News

Blockchain in Media, Advertising, and Entertainment Market Scope By 2029 | IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Accenture – The Oxford Spokesman
26 January 2022, The Oxford Spokesman

provided by Google News

NoSQL Software Market Is Likely to Experience a Tremendous Growth in Near Future | MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase
10 January 2022, Digital Journal

Global Document Databases Software Market SWOT Analysis,Key Indicators,Forecast 2027 : MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase – The Oxford Spokesman
27 January 2022, The Oxford Spokesman

Apache CouchDB 3.0 NoSQL Database: A Major Milestone -- ADTmag
27 February 2020, ADT Magazine

Syncing Hyperledger Fabric StateDB (CouchDB) to Elasticsearch - Latest Digital Transformation Trends | Cloud News
4 November 2021, Wire19

How to Connect Your Flask App With CouchDB: A NoSQL Database
14 August 2021, MakeUseOf

provided by Google News

Toshiba launches cloudy managed IoT database service running its own GridDB
8 April 2021, The Register

provided by Google News

Understanding Hyperfunctions in TimescaleDB
11 August 2021, CDOTrends

Timescale grabs $40M Series B as it goes all in on cloud version of time series database
5 May 2021, TechCrunch

Timescale launches the new Timescale Cloud, a hosted relational database for time-series
5 October 2021, Business Wire

Timescale scales out and sets its sights on analytics
17 June 2021, ZDNet

Timescale Launches Industry's First Multi-Node Relational Database for Time-Series Data, Giving Organizations Unprecedented Scale
29 October 2020, Business Wire

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Data Engineering Analyst - University Students
McKinsey & Company, Atlanta, GA

PHP Developer
Mindfire Technology, Layton, UT

Erlang Developer
2600Hz, Henderson, NV

Full-Stack Software Developer
Third Iron, Remote

Senior Database Administrator
BlackLine, Remote

Product Marketing Manager
Timescale, Florida

Customer Success Executive (North America)
Timescale, Ohio

Lead Database Administrator (US-REMOTE)
iHerb, California

Cloud Engineer - Cloud
Timescale, New York State

Database Architect
Akuna Capital, Illinois

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

Present your product here