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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. EsgynDB vs. Graph Engine vs. MonetDB vs. OrientDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonOrientDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineA relational database management system that stores data in columnsMulti-model DBMS (Document, Graph, Key/Value)
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score28.78
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.19
Rank#292  Overall
#137  Relational DBMS
Score0.88
Rank#188  Overall
#16  Graph DBMS
#32  Key-value stores
Score1.79
Rank#129  Overall
#63  Relational DBMS
Score5.21
Rank#78  Overall
#15  Document stores
#5  Graph DBMS
#12  Key-value stores
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.esgyn.cnwww.graphengine.iowww.monetdb.orgorientdb.org
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationwww.orientdb.com/­docs/­last/­index.html
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.EsgynMicrosoftMonetDB BVOrientDB LTD; CallidusCloud; SAP
Initial release20112015201020042010
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 2021Jul2021-SP2, July 20213.1.9, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++, Java.NET and CCJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux.NETFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
All OS with a Java JDK (>= JDK 6)
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesschema-free infoSchema can be enforced for whole record ("schema-full") or for some fields only ("schema-hybrid")
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 indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yesnoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsSQL-like query language, no joins
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Tinkerpop technology stack with Blueprints, Gremlin, Pipes
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.NetC#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptJava Stored Proceduresyesyes, in SQL, C, RJava, Javascript
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnonoyesHooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningSharding via remote tablesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication between multi datacentersnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnono infocould be achieved with distributed queries
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyesyes inforelationship in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyesyes
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 Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles; record level security configurable
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseEsgynDBGraph Engine infoformer name: TrinityMonetDBOrientDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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