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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Google Cloud Spanner vs. Graphite vs. Raima Database Manager vs. TimesTen

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Spanner  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_Vista  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperRDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into an application or used as a database serverIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score29.06
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score2.65
Rank#104  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score4.11
Rank#79  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#237  Overall
#112  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#115  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comcloud.google.com/­spannergithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webraima.comwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.iodocs.raima.comdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.GoogleChris DavisRaima Inc.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20112017200619841998
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 201914.111 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesnonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangPythonC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Unix
Android
HP-UX
Integrity RTOS
iOS
Linux
OS X
QNX
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, NumberyesNumeric data onlyyesyes
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.nonono infoExporting/Importing of XML structures possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011noyesyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Sockets
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C
C++
Objective-C
PL/SQL
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnonoyes infobased on the ANSI/ISO SQL Persistent Stored Modules (PSM) specificationPL/SQL
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonehorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.noneSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflownonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoStrict serializable isolationnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infolockingyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)nonofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGoogle Cloud SpannerGraphiteRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_VistaTimesTen
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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