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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Graphite vs. Transbase

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational 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
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Score27.91
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score5.50
Rank#74  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#330  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comgraphite.readthedocs.iowww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Chris DavisTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release201120061987
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangPythonC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, NumberNumeric data onlyyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsHTTP API
Sockets
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnoyes
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
noneSource-replica replication
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
noneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyes
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 bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGraphiteTransbase
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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