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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. FileMaker vs. GridDB vs. MongoDB vs. Stardog

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonMongoDB  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataOne of the most popular document stores available both as a fully managed cloud service and for deployment on self-managed infrastructureEnterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocolKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engine infointegrated Lucene index, currently in MongoDB Atlas only.
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score32.16
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score54.88
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.48
Rank#209  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score433.33
Rank#5  Overall
#1  Document stores
Score0.91
Rank#162  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.filemaker.comgriddb.netwww.mongodb.comwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlgriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpdocs.mongodb.com/­manualwww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.FileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleToshiba CorporationMongoDB, IncStardog-Union
Initial release20111983201320092010
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 201918, May 20194.2, June 20194.2.2, December 20196.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availableOpen Source infoMongoDB Inc.'s Server Side Public License v1. Prior versions were published under GNU AGPL v3.0. Commercial licenses are also available.commercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoMongoDB available as DBaaS (MongoDB Atlas)no
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free infoAlthough schema-free, documents of the same collection often follow the same structure. Optionally impose all or part of a schema by defining a JSON schema.schema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyes infostring, integer, double, decimal, boolean, date, object_id, geospatialyes
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 formatnono infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infovia pluginsSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)Read-only SQL queries via the MongoDB Connector for BISPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocolproprietary protocol using JSONGraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
PHPC
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Actionscript infoinofficial driver
C
C#
C++
Clojure infoinofficial driver
ColdFusion infoinofficial driver
D infoinofficial driver
Dart infoinofficial driver
Delphi infoinofficial driver
Erlang
Go
Groovy infoinofficial driver
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp infoinofficial driver
Lua infoinofficial driver
MatLab infoinofficial driver
Perl
PHP
PowerShell infoinofficial driver
Prolog infoinofficial driver
Python
R infoinofficial driver
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk infoinofficial driver
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyesnoJavaScriptuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesyesyes infoin MongoDB Atlas onlyyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneShardingSharding infopartitioned by hashed, ranged, or zoned sharding keysnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Master-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono infotypically not used, however similar functionality with DBRef possibleyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID at container levelMulti-document ACID Transactions with snapshot isolationACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infooptionalyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyes infoIn-memory storage engine introduced with MongoDB version 3.2yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseFileMakerGridDBMongoDBStardog
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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MongoDB is the leading modern, general purpose data platform, designed to unleash...
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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The MongoDB Data Platform can be used by developers building OLTP and analytical...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Internet of Things and Time Series (Bosch, Jaguar Land Rover) Mobile (The Weather...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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ADP, Adobe, Amadeus, AstraZeneca, Auto Trader, Barclays, BBVA, Bosch, Cisco, CERN,...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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GitHub trending repository
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70 million downloads (growing at more than 30 thousand downloads per day). 15,000+...
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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MongoDB database server: Server-Side Public License (SSPL) . Commercial licenses...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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