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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Newts vs. Quasardb vs. Virtuoso

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonVirtuoso  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceTime Series DBMS based on CassandraDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseVirtuoso is a multi-model hybrid-RDBMS that supports management of data represented as relational tables and/or property graphs
Primary database modelDocument storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Native XML DBMS
Relational DBMS
RDF store
Search engine
Secondary database modelsKey-value store infooriginating from the former Membase product and supporting the Memcached protocol
Spatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extension
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score27.91
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#288  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Score4.69
Rank#74  Overall
#10  Document stores
#3  Graph DBMS
#2  Native XML DBMS
#41  Relational DBMS
#2  RDF stores
#8  Search engines
Websitewww.couchbase.comopennms.github.io/­newtsquasardb.netvirtuoso.openlinksw.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidoc.quasardb.netdocs.openlinksw.com/­virtuoso
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.OpenNMS GroupquasardbOpenLink Software
Initial release2011201420091998
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20193.1, January 201908.03.3316, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoGPLv2, extended commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJavaC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoSQL - Standard relational schema
RDF - Quad (S, P, O, G) or Triple (S, P, O)
XML - DTD, XML Schema
DAV - freeform filesystem objects, plus User Defined Types a/k/a Dynamic Extension Type
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes infointeger and binaryyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noSQL-like query languageyes infoSQL-92, SQL-200x, SQL-3, SQLX
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsHTTP REST
Java API
HTTP APIADO.NET
GeoSPARQL
HTTP API
JDBC
Jena RDF API
ODBC
OLE DB
RDF4J API
RESTful HTTP API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SOAP webservices
SPARQL 1.1
WebDAV
XPath
XQuery
XSLT
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Java.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnonoyes infoVirtuoso PL
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoconsistent hashingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
selectable replication factor infobased on CassandraSource-replica replication with selectable replication factorChain, star, and bi-directional replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnowith Hadoop integrationyes
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
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyes infoTransient modeyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationnoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailFine-grained Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) in addition to typical coarse-grained Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) according to SQL-standard. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseNewtsQuasardbVirtuoso
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Virtuoso is a modern multi-model RDBMS for managing data represented as tabular relations...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Performance & Scale — as exemplified by DBpedia and the LOD Cloud it spawned, i.e.,...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Used for — Analytics/BI Conceptual Data Virtualization Enterprise Knowledge Graphs...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Broad use across enterprises and governments including — European Union (EU) US Government...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Largest installed-base ​of Multi-Model RDBMS for AI-friendly Knowledge Graphs Platform...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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Available in both Commercial Enterprise and Open Source (GPL v2) Editions Feature...
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