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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. FileMaker vs. GigaSpaces

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with integrated cache, a powerful search engine, in-built operational and analytical capabilities, and an embedded mobile databaseFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.High performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented Transactions
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
Graph DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score18.46
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score49.73
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score1.02
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.gigaspaces.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Claris infoa subsidiary of AppleGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release201119832000
Current releaseServer: 7.2, June 2023; Mobile: 3.1, March 2022; Couchbase Capella (DBaaS), June 202319.4.1, November 202115.5, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBusiness Source License (BSL 1.1); Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
iOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.yes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL++, extends ANSI SQL to JSON for operational, transactional, and analytic use casesyes infovia pluginsSQL-99 for query and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
HTTP REST
Kafka Connector
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs
Spark Connector
Spring Data
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Kotlin
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
PHP.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScript and UDFs in Java, Python, SQL++yesyes
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesyes, event driven architecture
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic ShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Multi-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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 bucketsyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authentication. Role-base access control.simple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesRole-based access control

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