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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Drizzle vs. PouchDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonPouchDB  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.JavaScript DBMS with an API inspired by CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score32.21
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score2.75
Rank#88  Overall
#16  Document stores
Websitewww.couchbase.compouchdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.compouchdb.com/­guides
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Drizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerApache Software Foundation
Initial release201120082012
Current releaseServer: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20197.2.4, September 20127.1.1, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infovia views
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBCHTTP REST infoonly for PouchDB Server
JavaScript API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PHP
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnoView functions in JavaScript
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infowith a proxy-based framework, named couchdb-lounge
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
Master-master replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
Master-slave replication infoalso with CouchDB databases
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle-document ACID transactionsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using IndexedDB, WebSQL or LevelDB as backend
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, HTTPno
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDrizzlePouchDB
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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