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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score32.45
Rank#24  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score20.19
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Websitewww.couchbase.comcouchdb.apache.org
Technical documentationdeveloper.couchbase.com/­serverwiki.apache.org/­couchdb
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developer
Initial release20112005
Current release5.1.0, February 20182.1.1, November 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Android
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberno
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 indexesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (N1QL)no
APIs and other access methodsMemcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API infoonly for server administration
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScriptView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possibleno infoatomic operations within a single document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infostrategy: optimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users can be defined per database
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"
Specific characteristicsCouchbase Server is an open source NoSQL database engineered to support the agile...
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Competitive advantagesPowerful Querying: An expressive query language that extends SQL and supports joins...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time Big Data , Profile Management , Mobile Applications , Content Management...
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Key customersCouchbase customers include industry leaders like AOL, AT&T, Bally’s, BSkyB, Cisco...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAll software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0
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Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
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Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
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Recent citations in the news

Couchbase Continues Strong Growth Path and Accelerating Momentum as Demand for Engagement Database Rises - Virginian
11 June 2018, Pilot

Couchbase Connect Europe Illustrates the Role of the Engagement Database in Powering Engaging Digital Interactions - Virginian
7 June 2018, Pilot

Couchbase CEO on the balancing act of creating an engagement database that caters to all
14 June 2018, Diginomica

Centrica adopts Couchbase to give field engineers full view of customer data
12 June 2018, Diginomica

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Attackers start wiping data from CouchDB and Hadoop databases
19 January 2017, Computerworld

Hadoop, CouchDB Next Targets in Wave of Database Attacks
20 January 2017, Threatpost

CouchDB 2.0 adds clustering and an easier query language
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