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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Popular in-memory data platform used as a cache, message broker, and database that can be deployed on-premises, across clouds, and hybrid environments infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Key-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceKey-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
Document store infowith RedisJSON
Graph DBMS infowith RedisGraph
Spatial DBMS
Search engine infowith RediSearch
Time Series DBMS infowith RedisTimeSeries
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score27.82
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.33
Rank#149  Overall
#25  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score169.88
Rank#6  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score3.46
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#7  Wide column stores
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.foundationdb.orgredis.io
redislabs.com
www.scylladb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbdocs.redislabs.com/­latest/­index.html
redis.io/­documentation
docs.scylladb.com
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.FoundationDBRedis project core team, inspired by Salvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsScyllaDB
Initial release2011201320092015
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20196.2.28, November 20206.2.4, June 2021Scylla Open Source 4.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infosource-available extensions (modules), commercial licenses for Redis EnterpriseOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++CC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberno infosome layers support typingpartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyes
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 indexesyesnoyes infowith RediSearch moduleyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.supported in specific SQL layer onlynoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsproprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolProprietary 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
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
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 JavaScriptin SQL-layer onlyLua; Redis Functions coming in Redis 7 (slides and Github)yes, Lua
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnopublish/subscribe channels provide some trigger functionality; RedisGearsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoAutomatic hash-based sharding with support for hash-tags for manual shardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
yesMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
selectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnothrough RedisGearsno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Linearizable consistencyEventual Consistency
Causal consistency can be enabled in Active-Active databases
Strong consistency with Redis Raft
Strong eventual consistency with Active-Active
Eventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDAtomic execution of command blocks and scripts and optimistic lockingno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyes infoin-memory tables
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationnoAccess Control Lists (ACLs): redis.io/­topics/­acl
LDAP and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for Redis Enterprise
Mutual TLS authentication: redis.io/­topics/­encryption
Password-based authentication
Access rights for users can be defined per object
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseFoundationDBRedisScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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The Redis real-time data platform builds upon the unmatched simplicity and speed...
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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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Redis Enterprise is a robust in-memory database platform built by the people who...
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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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Redis Enterprise is used by large enterprise, startup, and government organizations...
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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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Verizon, Vodafone, Atlassian, Trip Advisor, Jet.com, Nokia, Samsung, HTC, Docker,...
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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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Most launched Docker container per day according to Docker Hub (7.2M launches per...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Redis Enterprise Cloud lets users scale up and down instantly, and pay only for the...
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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