DB-EnginesExtremeDB Active Replication featuresEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Couchbase vs. InfluxDB vs. LevelDB vs. MariaDB vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. InfluxDB vs. LevelDB vs. MariaDB vs. Postgres-XL

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLevelDB  Xexclude from comparisonMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsEmbeddable fast key-value storage library that provides an ordered mapping from string keys to string valuesMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Spatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score29.07
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score28.64
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.80
Rank#101  Overall
#18  Key-value stores
Score96.79
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#111  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewgithub.com/­google/­leveldbmariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
www.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbgithub.com/­google/­leveldb/­blob/­master/­doc/­index.mdmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­librarywww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.GoogleMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
Initial release20112013201120092014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20192.0.2, November 20201.23 , February 202110.5.10, May 202110 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoBSDOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Couchbase Cloud: Deploy, manage, and operate Couchbase in a few clicksSkySQL (The Ultimate MariaDB Cloud): The first and only DBaaS to bring the full power of MariaDB Platform to the cloud, combining powerful enterprise features and world-class support with unrivaled ease of use and groundbreaking innovation.
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangGoC++C and C++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Illumos
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, NumberNumeric data and Stringsnoyesyes
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.nonoyesyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesyesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like query languagenoyes infowith proprietary extensionsyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C++
Go
Java info3rd party binding
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party binding
Python info3rd party binding
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnonoyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3user defined functions
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnonoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlynoneseveral options for horizontal partitioning and Shardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlynoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonoACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineACID infoMVCC
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infowith automatic compression on writesyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes infowith MEMORY storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationsimple rights management via user accountsnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseInfluxDBLevelDBMariaDBPostgres-XL
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
» more
InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
» more
MariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
» more
Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
» more
Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
» more
MariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
» more
Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
» more
IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
» more
Web, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
» more
Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
» more
InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
» more
Deutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
» more
Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
» more
Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
» more
MariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
» more
Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
» more
News

Release Announcement: InfluxDB OSS 2.0.7
7 June 2021

Announcement: InfluxDays North America 2021 Call for Papers is Open!
7 June 2021

Event Highlights: InfluxDays EMEA 2021 Virtual Experience
3 June 2021

Built on InfluxDB Award Winners 2021 Announced
1 June 2021

Monitor Your InfluxDB Open Source Instances with InfluxDB Cloud
25 May 2021

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more
ClusterControl: the only management system you’ll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure.
» more

Navicat for MariaDB provides a native environment for MariaDB database management and development.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseInfluxDBLevelDBMariaDBPostgres-XL
DB-Engines blog posts

Couchbase climbs up the DB-Engines Ranking, increasing its popularity by 10% every month
2 June 2014, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Why Build a Time Series Data Platform?
20 July 2017, Paul Dix (guest author)

Time Series DBMS are the database category with the fastest increase in popularity
4 July 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Time Series DBMS as a new trend?
1 June 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

MariaDB strengthens its position in the open source RDBMS market
5 April 2018, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Big gains for Relational Database Management Systems in DB-Engines Ranking
2 February 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Recent citations in the news

Couchbase Appoints Carol Carpenter and Lynn Christensen to Board of Directors
13 May 2021, PRNewswire

Open-Source Database Software Market Analysis 2021 By Top Keyplayers | MySQL, Redis, Couchbase, Apache Hive, MongoDB, SQLite – The Courier
11 June 2021, The Courier

Document Databases Market Size and Growth 2021-2027 | Key Players – Couchbase, MongoDB, Amazon, MarkLogic, Aerospike, Neo Technology, Basho Technologies, DataStax – The Courier
17 May 2021, The Courier

2021-25 Open-Source Database Software witness to huge demands in upcoming years | SQLite, Apache Hive, Redis, Neo4j, MariaDB, Couchbase, MongoDB – The Manomet Current
10 June 2021, The Manomet Current

Quest enhances its Erwin data modeling and data intelligence platforms
10 June 2021, ZDNet

provided by Google News

How To Install InfluxDB on AlmaLinux or Rocky 8 to create database
8 June 2021, H2S Media

Rubin Observatory Goes Open Source to Capture Galactic Data
11 June 2021, InformationWeek

Grafana 8.0 integrates with Prometheus alerting
8 June 2021, ZDNet

InfluxData Advances Possibilities of Time Series Data With General Availability of InfluxDB 2.0
10 November 2020, Business Wire

InfluxData releases InfluxDB Notebooks to enhance collaboration for teams working with time series data
14 April 2021, Business Wire

provided by Google News

The best IoT databases for the edge – an overview and guide
15 October 2020, AZ Big Media

Malicious npm package caught trying to steal sensitive Discord and browser files
28 August 2020, ZDNet

Inside the “fallguys” malware that steals your browsing data and gaming IMs; Continued attack on open source software
2 September 2020, Security Boulevard

Npm package caught stealing sensitive Discord and browser files
9 November 2020, ZDNet

Experts Warn of PS4 'Fall Guys' Malicious Code That May Steal Files From Your Game
29 August 2020, Tech Times

provided by Google News

Unpatched Bugs Found Lurking in Provisioning Platform Used with Cisco UC
11 June 2021, Threatpost

Install PhpMyAdmin on Docker to manage MariaDB or MySQL
18 May 2021, H2S Media

Commands to Install & Run Mariadb on Docker Container - Linux Shout
15 May 2021, H2S Media

Database Software Market Global Insights 2021 – IBM, MariaDB Corporation Ab, SolarWinds, PostgreSQL, Airtable – The Manomet Current
31 May 2021, The Manomet Current

Cloud4C Awarded the Linux and Open Source Databases Migration to Microsoft Azure Advanced Specialization
11 June 2021, Devdiscourse

provided by Google News

Building a scalable PostgreSQL solution
14 April 2019, Packt Hub

PostgreSQL vs. Hadoop
20 August 2016, DZone News

The States Can't Blockchain - CoinDesk
1 March 2020, Coindesk

When PostgreSQL Doesn't Scale Well Enough
18 April 2016, DZone News

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Sr. Customer Success Manager
Couchbase, New York, NY

Enterprise Account Executive
Couchbase, Detroit, MI

Enterprise Sales Representative
Couchbase, Seattle, WA

Cloud Sales Specialist
Couchbase, Remote

Sales Development Representative - Austin
Couchbase, Austin, TX

Software Engineer
DataDog, Denver, CO

Product Manager
Rakuten Advertising, New York, NY

Senior Software Engineer
IT People, Morrisville, NC

Senior Software Engineer - Database Engineering
Snowflake, San Mateo, CA

Software Developer 5
Oracle, United States

MySQL DBA/Mariadb
Intone Networks, Fort Lauderdale, FL

MySQL/MariaDB DBA
Medical Informatics Engineering, Fort Wayne, IN

Marketing Data Analyst
Two Barrels, Spokane, WA

Help Desk Manager
Applause, Framingham, MA

Linux Server Administrative Assistant
Drake Software LLC, Franklin, NC

Senior Business Intelligence Engineer
OpenVPN Inc., Remote

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here