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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutions
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
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
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Score32.04
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score4.02
Rank#73  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.commaxdb.sap.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.commaxdb.sap.com/­documentation
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.SAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997
Initial release20111984
Current releaseServer: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20197.9.09 (July 2018), 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes
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 indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyes
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle-document ACID transactionsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 Authenticationfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D
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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