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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. NSDb vs. Sadas Engine

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environments
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series 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
Trend Chart
Score28.69
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score2.46
Rank#119  Overall
#23  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#2  Object oriented DBMS
#59  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#345  Overall
#153  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisnsdb.iowww.sadasengine.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsnsdb.io/­Architecturewww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-db
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.InterSystemsSADAS s.r.l.
Initial release2011201820172006
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20212021.1, June 20218.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial infofree trial version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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 ErlangJava, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
macOS
AIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedepending on used data modelyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes
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.yesnono
Secondary indexesyesyesall fields are automatically indexedyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yesSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyesnono
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationnone
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 ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyes infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationyesAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseInterSystems IRISNSDbSadas Engine
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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