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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. IRONdb vs. Kdb+

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonKdb+  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityHigh performance Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series 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
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score28.62
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.13
Rank#352  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score7.48
Rank#59  Overall
#2  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasekx.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.circonus.com/­irondbcode.kx.com
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Circonus LLC.Kx Systems, a division of First Derivatives plc
Initial release201120172000 infokdb was released 2000, kdb+ in 2003
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 2021V0.10.20, January 20183.6, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialcommercial infofree 32-bit version
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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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 C++q
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infotable attribute 'grouped'
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language (q)
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsHTTP APIHTTP API
JDBC
Jupyter
Kafka
ODBC
WebSocket
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
C#
C++
Go
J
Java
JavaScript
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes, in Luauser defined functions
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyes infowith views
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter awareSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono infosimilar paradigm used for internal processing
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
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 bucketsnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationnorights management via user accounts
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseIRONdbKdb+
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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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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