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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Dgraph vs. Kinetica vs. LokiJS vs. Oracle Coherence

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Coherence  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsIn-memory JavaScript DBMSOracles in-memory data grid solution
Primary database modelDocument storeGraph DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeKey-value 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
Score28.78
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.57
Rank#141  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#232  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score2.36
Rank#119  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Websitewww.couchbase.comdgraph.iowww.kinetica.comgithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.oracle.com/­middleware/­technologies/­coherence.html
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdgraph.io/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docstechfort.github.io/­LokiJSdocs.oracle.com/­en/­middleware/­standalone/­coherence
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Dgraph Labs, Inc.KineticaOracle
Initial release20112016201220142007
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20217.1, August 202112c, September 2016
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 servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangGoC, C++JavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesyesyes infovia viewsno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnono
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JavaScript APIJCache
JPA
RESTful HTTP 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++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript.Net
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnouser defined functionsView functions in JavaScriptno
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyesyes infoLive Events
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesShardingnoneSharding
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 replicationnoneyes, with selectable consistency level
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleconfigurable
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes infooptionally
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno infoPlanned for future releasesAccess rights for users and roles on table levelnoauthentification to access the cache via certificates or http basic authentication
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDgraphKineticaLokiJSOracle Coherence
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Native and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Best in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Any application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Citibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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The largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Always Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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