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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Oracle Coherence vs. WakandaDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonOracle Coherence  Xexclude from comparisonWakandaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Elastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerOracles in-memory data grid solutionWakandaDB is embedded in a server that provides a REST API and a server-side javascript engine to access data
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeObject oriented 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
Score28.78
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score18.80
Rank#38  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score22.46
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score2.36
Rank#119  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score0.02
Rank#344  Overall
#17  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databaseazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticswww.oracle.com/­middleware/­technologies/­coherence.htmlwakanda.github.io
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasedocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticsdocs.oracle.com/­en/­middleware/­standalone/­coherencedoc.wakanda.org/­home2.en.html#/­Datastore/­Introduction.200-588937.en.html
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Google infoacquired by Google 2014MicrosoftOracleWakanda SAS
Initial release20112012201620072012
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 202112c, September 20162.7.0 (April 29, 2019), April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPLv3, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesnono
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Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++JavaC++, JavaScript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedhostedAll OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noyesnono
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JCache
JPA
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
Java
PHP
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptlimited functionality with using 'rules'Transact SQLnoyes
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolCallbacks are triggered when data changesnoyes infoLive Eventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
yesyes, with selectable consistency levelnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesACIDconfigurableACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infooptionallyyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationyes, based on authentication and database rulesyesauthentification to access the cache via certificates or http basic authenticationyes
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseFirebase Realtime DatabaseMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data WarehouseOracle CoherenceWakandaDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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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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