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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Drizzle vs. Memgraph vs. SAP Adaptive Server vs. TerminusDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonMemgraph  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASE  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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.
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.A hybrid, in-memory first, distributed graph DBMS delivering high-performance on analytical and transactional workloads at enterprise scaleThe SAP (Sybase) Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE) is an enterprise-class RDBMSScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMSRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocolDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score30.41
Rank#25  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#31  Graph DBMS
Score52.63
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#330  Overall
#33  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.commemgraph.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-ase.htmlterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.memgraph.comhelp.sap.com/­adaptive-server-enterpriseterminusdb.com/­docs
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Drizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerMemgraph LtdSAP, SybaseDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release20112008201719872018
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20197.2.4, September 201216.01.0, 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoGNU GPLcommercial infoFree license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++C and C++C and C++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
LinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free and schema-optionalyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesyesyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infowith proprietary extensionsnoyesSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBCBolt protocol
Cypher query language
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PHP
.Net
C
C++
Elixir
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Cobol
Java
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnoJava and Transact-SQLyes
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infodynamic graph partitioninghorizontal partitioningGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Master-master replication
Master-slave replication
Multi-Master replication using RAFTMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
Journaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes inforelationships in graphsyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID infowith snapshot isolationACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infowith periodic snapshot and write-ahead logging (WAL) of changesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPUsers, roles and permissionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDrizzleMemgraphSAP Adaptive Server infoformer name: Sybase ASETerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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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