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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Fauna vs. ScyllaDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFauna  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  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.Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
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
Score28.46
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.74
Rank#129  Overall
#21  Document stores
#12  Graph DBMS
#62  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Score3.17
Rank#92  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.couchbase.comfauna.comwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.fauna.comdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Fauna, Inc.ScyllaDB
Initial release201120142015
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019Scylla Open Source 4.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license 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
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
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 infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsRESTful HTTP APIProprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
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
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptuser defined functionsyes, Lua
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 infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationIdentity management, authentication, and access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseFaunaScyllaDB
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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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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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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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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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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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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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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Usage-based pricing including a free tier
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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Couchbase ConnectONLINE 2021
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Scylla University LIVE (EMEA and APAC)
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