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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. etcd vs. eXtremeDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonetcd  Xexclude from comparisoneXtremeDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceA distributed reliable key-value storeNatively in-memory DBMS with options for persistency, high-availability and clusteringRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational 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
Trend Chart
Score28.71
Rank#26  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score8.57
Rank#47  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score0.41
Rank#231  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
#13  Time Series DBMS
Score6.60
Rank#53  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.cometcd.io
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd
www.mcobject.com/­extremedbfamilywww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.cometcd.io/­docs
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd/­tree/­master/­Documentation
www.mcobject.com/­docs/­eXtremeDB.htmhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.McObjectSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201120011992
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20193.4, August 20198.1, November 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Couchbase Cloud: Deploy, manage, and operate Couchbase in a few clickseXtremeDB on AWS: High performance DBMS for HPC and Capital Market computing
Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangGoC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
Windows infoexperimental
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numbernoyesyes
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.nono infosupport of XML interfaces availableyes
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.noyes infowith the option: eXtremeSQLyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsgRPC
JSON over HTTP
.NET Client API
JDBC
JNI
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
Lua
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnoyesyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyes, watching key changesyes infoby defining eventsyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioning / shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
Using Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.Active Replication Fabric™ for IoT
Master-master replication infoby means of eXtremeDB Cluster option
Master-slave replication infoby means of eXtremeDB High Availability option
Master-slave replication infoDatabase mirroring
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic (MVCC) and pessimistic (locking) strategies availableyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsnoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseetcdeXtremeDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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eXtremeDB is an in-memory and/or persistent database system that offers an ultra-small...
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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eXtremeDB databases can be modeled relationally or as objects and can utilize SQL...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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IoT application across all markets: Industrial Control, Netcom, Telecom, Defense,...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Schneider Electronics, F5 Networks, TNS, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, GoPro, ViaSat,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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With hundreds of customers and over 28 million devices/applications using the product...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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For server use cases, there is a simple per-server license irrespective of the number...
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