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System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. Couchbase vs. LeanXcale vs. MongoDB

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructure
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
Time Series DBMS infoTime Series Collections introduced in Release 5.0
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.08
Rank#308  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score28.45
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#42  Key-value stores
#131  Relational DBMS
Score484.67
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Websiteblueflood.iowww.couchbase.comwww.leanxcale.comwww.mongodb.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikidocs.couchbase.comdocs.mongodb.com/­manual
DeveloperRackspaceCouchbase, Inc.LeanXcaleMongoDB, Inc
Initial release2013201120152009
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20195.0, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++, Go and ErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemepredefined schemeschema-freeyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatial
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infothrough Apache DerbyRead-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BI
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
proprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C
Java
Scala
Actionscript infounofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infounofficial driver
ColdFusion infounofficial driver
D infounofficial driver
Dart infounofficial driver
Delphi infounofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infounofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infounofficial driver
Lua infounofficial driver
MatLab infounofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infounofficial driver
Prolog infounofficial driver
Python
R infounofficial driver
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Smalltalk infounofficial driver
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptJavaScript
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolyes infoin MongoDB Atlas only
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraShardingSharding infoPartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keys. Live resharding allows users to change their shard keys as an online operation with zero downtime.
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-Source deployments with MongoDB Atlas Global Clusters
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possible
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infooptional, enabled by default
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users and roles
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BluefloodCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseLeanXcaleMongoDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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MongoDB’s application data platform provides developers a unified interface to power...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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The MongoDB platform can be used by developers building transactional, operational,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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15 beta testers
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175 million downloads, over 1.5M Atlas database clusters under management handling...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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