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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Fauna vs. Machbase

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceFauna (previously named FaunaDB) provides a web-native interface, with support for GraphQL and custom business logic that integrates seamlessly with the rest of the serverless ecosystem. The underlying globally distributed storage and compute platform is fast, consistent, and reliable, with a modern security infrastructure.TimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score27.82
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.53
Rank#136  Overall
#22  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#67  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score0.12
Rank#306  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comfauna.comwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.fauna.comendoc.machbase.com
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Fauna, Inc.Machbase
Initial release201120142013
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019V4.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialcommercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangScalaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numbernoyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptuser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationselectable replication factor
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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationIdentity management, authentication, and access controlsimple password-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseFaunaMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Serverless database delivered as an API Web-native security model with attribute...
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Machbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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100% serverless , no connection pooling bottlenecks, or cold starts unlike legacy...
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Fastest Database for IIoT, Independently verified, on Industry Standard Benchmarks....
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Javascript apps Serverless backends for microservices Cloud-native apps B2B and B2C...
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Distributed Query In Machbase Cluster Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Samsung, POSCO, Hyundai
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Real-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Usage-based pricing including a free tier
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Machbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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