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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)A high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocolDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score32.16
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score8.48
Rank#45  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.30
Rank#240  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score128.06
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#261  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storeproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.questdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.datastax.comwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.DataStaxIBMMicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release20112011201719922014
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20196.7, December 20181.1.31902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJavaC++, ScalaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingActive-active shard replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replicationyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUser level access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDatastax EnterpriseIBM Db2 Event StoreMicrosoft AccessQuestDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Supporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Applications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Capital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Among the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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