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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Druid vs. InfluxDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
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
Score1.84
Rank#113  Overall
#57  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score19.62
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comdruid.iowww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdb
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdruid.io/­docs/­latest/­design/­index.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Metamarkets Group and contributors
Initial release201120122013
Current releaseServer: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20191.7.8, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, NumberyesNumeric data and Strings
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJSON over HTTPHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
yes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle-document ACID transactionsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationno infoavailable via extensionssimple rights management via user accounts
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseDruidInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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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 core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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