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DBMS > Couchbase vs. Sadas Engine vs. SiriDB vs. Sphinx

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Sadas Engine vs. SiriDB vs. Sphinx

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  Xexclude from comparisonSiriDB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environmentsOpen Source Time Series DBMSOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
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
Score27.68
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#352  Overall
#146  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#332  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score7.64
Rank#55  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.sadasengine.comsiridb.netsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-dbdocs.siridb.netsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.SADAS s.r.l.Transceptor TechnologySphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2011200620172001
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20198.03.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++CC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyesyes infoNumeric datano
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
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.yesnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
HTTP APIProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
C
C++
Go
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptnonono
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioningShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
noneyesnone
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 Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyes infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'yes
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accountsno
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseSadas EngineSiriDBSphinx
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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