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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. IRONdb vs. Microsoft Access vs. NuoDB

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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 simplicityMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)NuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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
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Score28.69
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score140.03
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.97
Rank#185  Overall
#88  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasewww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­accessnuodb.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdeveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­accessdoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Circonus LLC.MicrosoftNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release2011201719922013
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 2021V0.10.20, January 20181902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialcommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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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++C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLshosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyesyes
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)yes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsHTTP APIADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes, in Luayes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineJava, SQL
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenonedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter awarenoneyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
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 integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Standard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseIRONdbMicrosoft AccessNuoDB
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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