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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Dgraph vs. GridDB vs. IRONdb vs. NuoDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.78
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.57
Rank#141  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score1.25
Rank#157  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#356  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Score0.96
Rank#178  Overall
#86  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comdgraph.iogriddb.netwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasenuodb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdgraph.io/­docsdocs.griddb.netdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Dgraph Labs, Inc.Toshiba CorporationCirconus LLC.NuoDB, Inc.
Initial release20112016201320172013
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20214.6, February 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercialcommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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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++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinuxhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)SQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
Proprietary protocolHTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnonoyes, in LuaJava, SQL
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Synchronous replication via RaftSource-replica replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID at container levelnoACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesnoyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno infoPlanned for future releasesAccess rights for users can be defined per databasenoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDgraphGridDBIRONdbNuoDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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GitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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