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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Kingbase vs. Memcached vs. SAP HANA

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Document store
Spatial DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score28.38
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score0.37
Rank#260  Overall
#121  Relational DBMS
Score24.95
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score55.09
Rank#21  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.kingbase.com.cnwww.memcached.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.combbs.kingbase.com.cn/­chess_wenku-index.htmlgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikihelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.BeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.Danga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSAP
Initial release2011199920032010
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 2021V8.0, August 20211.6.15, March 20222.0 SPS05 (June 26, 2020), June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono infoalso available as a cloud based service
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 ErlangC and JavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.Standard with numerous extensionsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
Proprietary protocolJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptuser defined functionsnoSQLScript, R
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningnoneyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
yesnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolyes
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseKingbaseMemcachedSAP HANA
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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An enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle. It has the following...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Complete database management platform with Integrated Development Environment Tool,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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New applications for transactional and mixed workloads that need to integrate with...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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The main customers are: China National Petroleum Corporation China Petrochemical...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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At present, the main market is in China, but expansion to the international market...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Business license. Various sales modes: for example, sales by set, sales by CPU quantity,...
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