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DBMS > Couchbase vs. CrateDB vs. Google BigQuery

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. CrateDB vs. Google BigQuery

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesDistributed Date Store based on LuceneLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tables
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
Search engine
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Document store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.38
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.97
Rank#178  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score48.61
Rank#23  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comcrate.iocloud.google.com/­bigquery
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comcrate.io/­docscloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docs
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.CrateGoogle
Initial release201120132010
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes, but no triggers and constraintsyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptuser defined functionsuser defined functions infoin JavaScript
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyno infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying data
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnono
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationrights management via user accountsAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseCrateDBGoogle BigQuery
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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CrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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CrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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CrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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CrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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The CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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CrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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