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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. HarperDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
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
Trend Chart
Score29.87
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.74
Rank#203  Overall
#31  Document stores
Websitewww.couchbase.comharperdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overview
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.HarperDB
Initial release20112017
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20193.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial infofree community edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangNode.js
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes infoJSON 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.no
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like data manipulation statements
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptCustom Functions infosince release 3.1
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a cluster
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
yes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be defined
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDAtomic execution of specific operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes, using LMDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users and roles
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseHarperDB
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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HarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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By combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Use cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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A few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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6,800 + npm downloads 1,600 + on Docker Hub 2,600 + cloud & local signups
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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HarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A database is only as powerful as it...
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