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DBMS > BoltDB vs. Couchbase vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Postgres-XL vs. RocksDB

System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Couchbase vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Postgres-XL vs. RocksDB

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.JSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelKey-value storeDocument storeSearch engineRelational DBMSKey-value store
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
Trend Chart
Score0.48
Rank#212  Overall
#35  Key-value stores
Score32.04
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score2.81
Rank#91  Overall
#10  Search engines
Score0.48
Rank#211  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score2.61
Rank#97  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltwww.couchbase.comenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.postgres-xl.orgrocksdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comsupport.google.com/­gsawww.postgres-xl.org/­documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.GoogleFacebook, Inc.
Initial release2013201120022014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2013
Current releaseServer: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 201910 R1, October 20186.5.3, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoMozilla public licenseOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoC, C++, Go and ErlangCC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesno
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.nonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noyes infodistributed, parallel query executionno
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsAdministrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesGo.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoFunctions and timers in JavaScriptuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infovia the TAP protocolyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesSingle-document ACID transactionsACID infoMVCCyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoEphemeral bucketsnonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
BoltDBCouchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGoogle Search AppliancePostgres-XLRocksDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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