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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. KairosDB vs. Sphinx

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceDistributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score31.49
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score0.56
Rank#201  Overall
#11  Time Series DBMS
Score6.63
Rank#50  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.couchbase.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comkairosdb.github.iosphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201120132001
Current releaseServer: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20191.2.2, November 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnono
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle-document ACID transactionsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationsimple password-based access controlno
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseKairosDBSphinx
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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