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DBMS > Couchbase vs. GridDB vs. Sadas Engine vs. TimescaleDB

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. GridDB vs. Sadas Engine vs. TimescaleDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceScalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environmentsA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.45
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score1.27
Rank#151  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score0.01
Rank#351  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Score4.38
Rank#81  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comgriddb.netwww.sadasengine.comwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.griddb.netwww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-dbdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Toshiba CorporationSADAS s.r.l.Timescale
Initial release2011201320062017
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20194.6, February 20218.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxAIX
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yesyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsProprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnonouser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID at container levelACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyes infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'no
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGridDBSadas EngineTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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GitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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