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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Hypertable vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
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Score31.29
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score0.54
Rank#194  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Hypertable Inc.KineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2011200920122016
Current releaseServer: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20190.9.8.11, March 20166.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++C, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numbernoyesyes
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 indexesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsC++ API
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnouser defined functionsno
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factor on file system levelMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle-document ACID transactionsnonono
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 bucketsyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationnoAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseHypertableKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Specific characteristicsCouchbase Server is an open source NoSQL database engineered to support the agile...
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Competitive advantagesPowerful Querying: An expressive query language that extends SQL and supports joins...
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Typical application scenariosReal-time Big Data , Profile Management , Mobile Applications , Content Management...
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Key customersCouchbase customers include industry leaders like AOL, AT&T, Bally’s, BSkyB, Cisco...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAll software is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0
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