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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Faircom DB vs. Microsoft SQL Server

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft SQL Server  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.Microsofts flagship relational DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Document store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score30.23
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.49
Rank#238  Overall
#37  Key-value stores
#114  Relational DBMS
Score992.66
Rank#3  Overall
#3  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­sql-server
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorydocs.microsoft.com/­en-US/­sql/­sql-server
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.FairCom CorporationMicrosoft
Initial release201119791989
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019V12, November 2020SQL Server 2019, November 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercial inforestricted free version is available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangANSI C, C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Tabular Data Stream (TDS)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Delphi
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++Transact SQL, .NET languages, R, Python and (with SQL Server 2019) Java
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningtables can be distributed across several files (horizontal partitioning); sharding through federation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
yes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).yes, but depending on the SQL-Server Edition
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
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDtunable from ACID to Eventually ConsistentACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEMicrosoft SQL Server
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Achieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Top Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Real-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Microsoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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From banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Just as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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