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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. MarkLogic vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
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
Score28.45
Rank#28  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score8.94
Rank#51  Overall
#8  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score3.99
Rank#85  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.marklogic.comwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.marklogic.com
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.MarkLogic Corp.Sybase, SAP
Initial release201120011993
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20199.0, 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedyes
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++.yes infoSQL92yes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJava API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptyes
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
yesMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsno
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 dataACIDACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionACID
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 bucketsyes, with Range Indexesno infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseMarkLogicSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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The MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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The main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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MarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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MarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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MarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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MarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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