DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Couchbase vs. GridGain vs. KairosDB

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. GridGain vs. KairosDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonGridGain  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceGridGain is an in-memory computing platform, built on Apache IgniteDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Time Series 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
Trend Chart
Score31.49
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score1.60
Rank#124  Overall
#22  Key-value stores
#61  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#201  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.gridgain.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdb
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.gridgain.com/­docs/­latestkairosdb.github.io
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.GridGain Systems, Inc.
Initial release201120072013
Current releaseServer: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019GridGain 8.5.11.2.2, November 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJava, C++, .NetJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Graphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyes (cache interceptors and events)no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
yes (replicated cache)selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle-document ACID transactionsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 bucketsyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationSecurity Hooks for custom implementationssimple password-based access control
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGridGainKairosDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
» more
Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
» more
Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
» more
Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
» more
Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseGridGainKairosDB
DB-Engines blog posts

Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
2 June 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Couchbase to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
27 November 2019, GlobeNewswire

Altoros Releases 2019 Comparative Analysis of Database Query Languages in MySQL, Couchbase, and MongoDB
20 November 2019, GlobeNewswire

Global Document Databases Market 2019 – Couchbase, MongoDB, Amazon, MarkLogic, Aerospike, Neo Technology, Basho Technologies
13 December 2019, Avon Lake Ledger

Global Document Databases Market to Witness Robust Expansion by 2022 with companies like Couchbase, MongoDB, Amazon, MarkLogic
12 December 2019, Market Report Gazette

Document Databases Market Strategic Business Report 2019-2025 (Couchbase, MongoDB, Amazon, MarkLogic and many more..)
11 December 2019, Stewardnomist

provided by Google News

GridGain Systems Named to Deloitte 2019 Technology Fast 500™ for Second Consecutive Year
18 November 2019, GlobeNewswire

GridGain and Azul Systems Collaborate to Enable Java for Very Low-Latency Use Cases at Massive Scale
14 November 2019, GlobeNewswire

In-Memory Computing Summit North America 2019 Demonstrates How Companies Are Using In-Memory Computing to Successfully Address Digital Transformation
25 November 2019, GlobeNewswire

GridGain Experts Explain In-Memory Computing Technology and Benefits, Provide Deployment Insights at Multiple Industry Events
10 September 2019, GlobeNewswire

GridGain: Product Overview and Analysis
5 June 2019, eWeek

provided by Google News

Expo: Real Time A/B Testing and Monitoring with Spark Streaming and Kafka at Walmart Labs
24 May 2019, InfoQ.com

The new rise of time-series databases
26 February 2018, Smart Industry

Using Redis as a Time Series Database: Why and How
2 January 2016, InfoQ.com

Real-Time Performance and Health Monitoring Using Netdata
2 September 2019, CNX Software

The Rise of Time Series Databases
15 March 2018, Automation.com

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Senior Clinical IT Analysts
Matrix Medical Network, Scottsdale, AZ

Principal Product Manager - Security, Couchbase Database
Couchbase, Remote

Sr. Java Developer
Ace-stack LLC, Weehawken, NJ

DevOps Engineer
Couchbase, Remote

Full-stack Web
Convina, North Carolina

Solution Architect - Data Services Middleware
Voya Financial, Windsor, CT

Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Deployment Engineer
RingCentral, Inc., Denver, CO

Data Engineer
SPR, Chicago, IL

Inside Sales Representative
GridGain, Foster City, CA

Senior Java Developer
Intercontinental Exchange, New York, NY

NETWORK ENGINEERS – TECHNICAL SERVICES GROUP
VeriSign, Reston, VA

NETWORK AUTOMATION ENGINEER
VeriSign, Reston, VA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Redis logo

Hosted, serverless DBaaS
in 3 steps.

30MB Free!
Start now.


Datastax logo

Build data-driven applications that set the standard for performance, availability,
& scale with DataStax.
Learn more.

Present your product here