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DBMS > Couchbase vs. Dgraph vs. Drizzle

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Dgraph vs. Drizzle

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.45
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.58
Rank#138  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comdgraph.io
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdgraph.io/­docs
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Dgraph Labs, Inc.Drizzle project, originally started by Brian Aker
Initial release201120162008
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20197.2.4, September 2012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGNU GPL
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangGoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
JDBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnono infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Synchronous replication via RaftMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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 buckets
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno infoPlanned for future releasesPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTP
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDgraphDrizzle
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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Horizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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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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