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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Ignite vs. Trafodion

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Transactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational 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
Trend Chart
Score27.91
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score5.41
Rank#69  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.50
Rank#235  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comignite.apache.orgtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comapacheignite.readme.io/­docstrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Apache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release201120152014
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 2019Apache Ignite 2.62.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++, Java, .NetC++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes
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.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsHDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)Java Stored Procedures
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyes (cache interceptors and events)no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
yes (replicated cache)yes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)yes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
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 bucketsyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseIgniteTrafodion
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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