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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interface
Primary database modelDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score35.92
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Websitewww.couchbase.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.com
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.
Initial release2011
Current release5.5.0, July 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Number
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query language (N1QL)
APIs and other access methodsMemcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API infoonly for server administration
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocol
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoatomic operations within a single document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called Membase
Specific characteristics

Couchbase Server is an open source NoSQL database engineered to support the agile development and scalable deployment of enterprise web, mobile, and IoT applications.

  • Deploy as a distributed cache for low latency reads
  • Deploy as a key/value store for high performance reads and writes
  • Deploy as a document database for powerful querying and lightweight analytics

Couchbase Server supports agile development with a flexible data model and a powerful query language, scalable deployment with a single node type and topology-aware clients.

Competitive advantages

Powerful Querying:
An expressive query language that extends SQL and supports joins (nest/unnest, left outer, inner)

Consistent High Performance:
A managed object cache and streaming replication, persistence, and indexing

Global Deployment:
An optimized replication protocol to support multiple data centers in active/active configurations

Mobile Platform:
An embedded database (Couchbase Lite) for iOS, Android, and others with automatic syncronization

Spark Integration:
A connector that supports Spark, Spark SQL, and Spark Streaming (and Kafka)

Typical application scenarios

Real-time Big Data, Profile Management, Mobile Applications, Content Management, Customer 3600 View, Fraud Detection, Internet of Everything, Catalogs, Digital Communication, Personalization

Key customers

Couchbase customers include industry leaders like AOL, AT&T, Bally’s, BSkyB, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, DIRECTV, Disney, eBay, KDDI, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Orbitz, PayPal, Ryanair, Rakuten / Viber, Tencent, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Willis Group, as well as hundreds of other household names.

Licensing and pricing models

All software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0

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Couchbase infoOriginally called Membase
DB-Engines blog posts

Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
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Recent citations in the news

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