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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Dgraph vs. EsgynDB vs. EventStoreDB vs. Google Cloud Bigtable

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonEventStoreDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionIndustrial-strength, open-source database solution built from the ground up for event sourcing.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSRelational DBMSEvent StoreWide column store
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
Score27.68
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.81
Rank#127  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
Score0.27
Rank#274  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score0.87
Rank#189  Overall
#1  Event Stores
Score3.98
Rank#85  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Websitewww.couchbase.comdgraph.iowww.esgyn.cnwww.eventstore.comcloud.google.com/­bigtable
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdgraph.io/­docsdevelopers.eventstore.comcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docs
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Dgraph Labs, Inc.EsgynEvent Store LimitedGoogle
Initial release20112016201520122015
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 201921.2, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononoyes
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Couchbase Cloud: Deploy, manage, and operate Couchbase in a few clicksEvent Store Cloud allows you to deploy a managed EventStoreDB cluster in AWS, GCP and Azure (coming soon).
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangGoC++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noyesno
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
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
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.NetC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnoJava Stored Proceduresno
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesShardingSharding
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 between multi datacentersInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zones
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDAtomic single-row operations
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 bucketsnono
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno infoPlanned for future releasesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDgraphEsgynDBEventStoreDBGoogle Cloud Bigtable
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Guaranteed writes Great performance that scales Immutable data store High availability...
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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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EventStoreDB's core database server is used in production systems worldwide. The...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Event-sourced systems Event-driven architecture
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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EventStoreDB is used by companies across a whole range of industries. Here are just...
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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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Available as open-source software and licensed under the 3-clause BSD license ( https://github.com/EventStore/EventStore/blob/master/LICENSE.md...
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