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DBMS > Couchbase vs. eXtremeDB vs. FileMaker

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. eXtremeDB vs. FileMaker

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with integrated cache, a powerful search engine, in-built operational and analytical capabilities, and an embedded mobile databaseNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
Time Series 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
Search engine
Time Series DBMS
Vector DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score18.46
Rank#36  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.73
Rank#227  Overall
#104  Relational DBMS
#18  Time Series DBMS
Score49.73
Rank#20  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.mcobject.comwww.claris.com/­filemaker
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.mcobject.com/­docs/­extremedb.htmwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.McObjectClaris infoa subsidiary of Apple
Initial release201120011983
Current releaseServer: 7.2, June 2023; Mobile: 3.1, March 2022; Couchbase Capella (DBaaS), June 20238.2, 202119.4.1, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBusiness Source License (BSL 1.1); Commercial licenses also availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
iOS infoclient part only
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.no infosupport of XML interfaces availableyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML format
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL++, extends ANSI SQL to JSON for operational, transactional, and analytic use casesyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyes infovia plugins
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
HTTP REST
Kafka Connector
Native language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIs
Spark Connector
Spring Data
.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
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JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Kotlin
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScript and UDFs in Java, Python, SQL++yesyes
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyes infoby defining eventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic Shardinghorizontal partitioning / shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Active Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Multi-source replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Source-replica replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Source-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14
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 integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes
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 services
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseeXtremeDBFileMaker
Specific characteristicseXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantageseXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosIoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersSchneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsWith hundreds of customers and over 30 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsFor server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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