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DBMS > Couchbase vs. Dgraph vs. Drizzle vs. IRONdb

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Dgraph vs. Drizzle vs. IRONdb

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  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.
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series 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
Score28.38
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.54
Rank#143  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comdgraph.iowww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdgraph.io/­docsdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Dgraph Labs, Inc.Drizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerCirconus LLC.
Initial release2011201620082017
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20217.2.4, September 2012V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGNU GPLcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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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 ErlangGoC++C and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noyes infowith proprietary extensionsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
JDBCHTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnonoyes, in Lua
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnono infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
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
configurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno infoPlanned for future releasesPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPno
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDgraphDrizzleIRONdb
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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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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