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DBMS > Couchbase vs. Sequoiadb vs. Spark SQL vs. Transbase

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. Sequoiadb vs. Spark SQL vs. Transbase

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceNewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQLSpark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processingA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelDocument storeDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational 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
Score27.91
Rank#29  Overall
#4  Document stores
Score0.45
Rank#245  Overall
#38  Document stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Score22.94
Rank#34  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#132  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.sequoiadb.comspark.apache.org/­sqlwww.transaction.de/­en/­solutions/­transbase-resource-optimized-high-performance-database
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comwww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=indexspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.htmlwww.transaction.de/­en/­transbase-inside
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.Sequoiadb Ltd.Apache Software FoundationTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release2011201320141987
Current releaseServer: 6.5, January 2020; Mobile: 2.7, January 2020; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20193.1.1, March 2021Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availableOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangC++ScalaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regexyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.SQL-like query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsproprietary protocol using JSONJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Java
Python
R
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptJavaScriptnoyes
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replicationnoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDDocument is locked during a transactionnoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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 bucketsnonono
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated Authenticationsimple password-based access controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembaseSequoiadbSpark SQLTransbase
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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