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System Properties Comparison Couchbase vs. jBASE vs. Stardog vs. TinkerGraph

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NameCouchbase infoOriginally called Membase  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonTinkerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJSON-based document store derived from CouchDB with a Memcached-compatible interfaceA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareEnterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoningA lightweight, in-memory graph engine that serves as a reference implementation of the TinkerPop3 API
Primary database modelDocument storeMultivalue DBMSGraph DBMS
RDF store
Graph 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
Score32.04
Rank#23  Overall
#3  Document stores
Score1.79
Rank#118  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#165  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.13
Rank#268  Overall
#22  Graph DBMS
Websitewww.couchbase.comwww.jbase.comwww.stardog.comtinkerpop.apache.org/­docs/­current/­reference/­#tinkergraph-gremlin
Technical documentationdocs.couchbase.comdocs.jbase.comwww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperCouchbase, Inc.ZumasysStardog-Union
Initial release2011199120102009
Current releaseServer: 6.0, October 2018; Mobile: 2.5, May 2019; Couchbase Autonomous Operator: 1.2, May 20195.76.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2; Commercial licenses also availablecommercialcommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentsOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC, C++, Go and ErlangJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes infoString, Boolean, Numberoptionalyesyes
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.yesno infoImport/export of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatialno
SQL infoSupport of SQLDeclarative query language (N1QL) that extends ANSI SQL to JSON. First commercial implementation of SQL++.Embedded SQL for jBASE in BASICSPARQL is used as query languageno
APIs and other access methodsNative language bindings for CRUD, Query, Search and Analytics APIsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languages.Net
C
Clojure
ColdFusion
Erlang
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Groovy
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresFunctions and timers in JavaScriptyesuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Javano
Triggersyes infovia the TAP protocolyesyes infovia event handlersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-master replication infoincluding cross data center replication
Master-slave replication
yesMaster-master replication in HA-Clusternone
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 in HA-Clusternone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes inforelationships in graphsyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataSingle-document ACID transactionsACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesno
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesoptional
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infoEphemeral bucketsyesyesyes
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 rolesno
More information provided by the system vendor
Couchbase infoOriginally called MembasejBASEStardogTinkerGraph
Specific characteristicsDeveloped as an alternative to traditionally inflexible relational databases, Couchbase...
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesCouchbase was architected with several differentiated capabilities: Shared-nothing,...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosCustomer 360 for user profile, session store and data aggregation (Comcast, Equifax,...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersAmadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney,...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsNamed a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q1 2019 Over 10M downloads...
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsThe Community Edition (CE) of Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile are available...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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