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DBMS > Couchbase vs. HEAVY.AI vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Lovefield vs. Warp 10

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. HEAVY.AI vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. Lovefield vs. Warp 10

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonWarp 10  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptTimeSeries DBMS specialized on timestamped geo data based on LevelDB or HBase
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Relational 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
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.78
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.48
Rank#146  Overall
#70  Relational DBMS
Score2.45
Rank#118  Overall
#23  Document stores
#22  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#281  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#293  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
www.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisgoogle.github.io/­lovefieldwww.warp10.io
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.heavy.aidocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdwww.warp10.io/­content/­02_Getting_started
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.HEAVY.AI, Inc.InterSystemsGoogleSenX
Initial release20112016201820142015
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20215.10, January 20222021.1, June 20212.1.12, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Couchbase Capella: a fully managed database-as-a-service that eliminates database management efforts and reduces cost
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++ and CUDAJavaScriptJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxAIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesdepending on used data modelyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyesyesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yesyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternno
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP API
Jupyter
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
JavaScript
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnoyesnoyes infoWarpScript
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyesUsing read-only observersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoRound robinShardingnoneSharding infobased on HBase
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replicationSource-replica replicationnoneselectable replication factor infobased on HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infobased on HBase
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyesyes infousing MemoryDByes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesnoMandatory use of cryptographic tokens, containing fine-grained authorizations
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022InterSystems IRISLovefieldWarp 10
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Optimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Only HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Advanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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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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HEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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