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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Dgraph vs. Heroic vs. TiDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocolDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score30.60
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.61
Rank#134  Overall
#9  Graph DBMS
Score0.51
Rank#226  Overall
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score2.14
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comdgraph.iospotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexpingcap.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.dgraph.iospotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.pingcap.com/­tidb/­stable
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Dgraph Labs, Inc.SpotifyPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release2011201620142016
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20194.0, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangGoJavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.nonoyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
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
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnonono
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Synchronous replication via RaftyesUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
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 releasesUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDgraphHeroicTiDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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TiDB is an open-source NewSQL database built by PingCAP. TiDB supports Hybrid Transactional...
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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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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Shopee (E-commerce) BookMyShow.com (E-commerce) Yiguo.com (E-commerce) JD Cloud &...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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25K+ GitHub Stars for TiDB, and 8K+ GitHub Stars for TiKV 1.6K+ members in TiDB Community...
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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 Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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