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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. EJDB vs. FaunaDB vs. TimesTen

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)Strongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicityIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational 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
Trend Chart
Score29.06
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.20
Rank#272  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score1.70
Rank#130  Overall
#19  Document stores
#8  Graph DBMS
#64  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#115  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comejdb.orgfauna.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mddocs.fauna.comdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.SoftmotionsFauna, Inc.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2011201220141998
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoGPLv2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangCScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
server-lessLinuxAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idnoyes
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 indexesyesnoyesyes
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 APIsin-process shared libraryRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Actionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnouser defined functionsPL/SQL
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonehorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
noneMulti-source replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
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 configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possibleyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/Write Lockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationnoIdentity management, authentication, and access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseEJDBFaunaDBTimesTen
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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