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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. EXASOL vs. KairosDB vs. NuoDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Distributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2NuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational 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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Score32.16
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score2.89
Rank#89  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#203  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score1.06
Rank#147  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­productsgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbwww.nuodb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceskairosdb.github.iodoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.ExasolNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release2011200020132013
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20191.2.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Java
Lua
Python
R
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptuser defined functionsnoJava, SQL
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on Cassandradata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandrayes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesnoyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access controlStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseEXASOLKairosDBNuoDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Horizontal scale-out, continuous availability, multi-tenant support, ANSI SQL compatible,...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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NuoDB is a scale-out SQL RDBMS based on a Durable Distributed Caching (DDC) architecture....
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Operational / OLTP database workloads in data centers or public clouds
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Dassault Systemes, Santander, Temenos
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Fast growing commercial and enterprise customer base IDC Innovators: Dynamically...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Subscription-based pricing with free community edition and commercial enterprise...
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