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DBMS > Couchbase vs. jBASE vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. jBASE vs. Splunk

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed document store with a powerful search engine and in-built operational and analytical capabilitiesA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareAnalytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelDocument storeMultivalue 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
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Score27.91
Rank#30  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score1.67
Rank#137  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score98.21
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.jbase.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.zumasys.com/­jbasedocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.ZumasysSplunk Inc.
Initial release201119912003
Current releaseServer: 7.0, July 2021; Mobile: 3, February 2022; Couchbase Capella, October 20215.7
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and Erlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberoptionalyes
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.yesyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.Embedded SQL for jBASE in BASICno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyesyes
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Source-replica replication
yesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoselectable on a per-operation basis
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlUser and Administrator separation with password-based and LDAP integrated AuthenticationAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users and roles
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Couchbase infoOriginally called MembasejBASESplunk
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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