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Amazon DynamoDB

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon DynamoDB

It is ideal for those projects where you need to store a large amount of data, but you do not know how many will be so you need the database to increase its storage capacity together with the number of users, without having to spend extra money, it also has a great potential thanks to the fast connection it offers, so the data travels at high speed, and this speeds up the performance of the applications, excellent for projects where non-relational databases are used and what matters is to store large quantities of information and use them at high speed.
Winston Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

It is well suited to hold our player data and give us ease of access to it. Most of our multiplayer features in our titles leverage querying couchbase for the relevant player data. The resiliency of couchbase also gives us peace of mind with having a up to date replica and backups. I am not entirely sure were couchbase would not be appropriate in my experience
Nevin Vorfeld | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Amazon DynamoDB
8.6
Couchbase
7.9
Performance
Amazon DynamoDB
8.9
Couchbase
7.9
Availability
Amazon DynamoDB
9.3
Couchbase
8.2
Concurrency
Amazon DynamoDB
8.9
Couchbase
7.6
Security
Amazon DynamoDB
9.1
Couchbase
7.2
Scalability
Amazon DynamoDB
9.3
Couchbase
8.3
Data model flexibility
Amazon DynamoDB
6.8
Couchbase
8.0
Deployment model flexibility
Amazon DynamoDB
7.5
Couchbase
8.1

Pros

Amazon DynamoDB

  • It's very easy to get started, creating a table with a partition/sort key and you're on your way.
  • You can scale up and down your read/write IO as needed.
  • You can store structured and unstructured data.
  • It works great with Web Development as it's JSON based.
Bob Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

  • Key/value data store. Couchbase is blazing fast at data access and retrieval when you know what keys you want to access.
  • Data querying with N1QL. If you have your indexes set up right, searching your unstructured data can be really fast too.
  • Management dashboard. The Couchbase platform has a great admin panel that provides tons of insights into how your cluster is performing.
Ryan J. Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon DynamoDB

  • Complex searching (no support for case-insensitive or full-text search).
  • Only supports up to two-key indexes.
  • Requires choosing the indexes up-front when doing searches.
  • Does not have an SQL compatible query front-end.
  • No join-table support (requires putting all data into one table).
Chris Moyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

  • Should allow servers to change their roles on the fly - currently you will need to take down the server and re-assign roles
  • SDK documentation is not as helpful and should have more examples
  • No pre-compiled procedures - unlike in SQL Server, Couchbase does not have pre-compiled stored procedures therefore we have to run various test to optimize our application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DynamoDB 8.8
Based on 34 answers
We will most likely continue to use DynamoDB for certain use-cases. If we stopped using DynamoDB as often, it would likely be because we started using Aurora Serverless more. Aurora Serverless may offer similar availability, management and cost benefits while allowing developers to use their MySQL tools and experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

Couchbase 2.1
Based on 3 answers
I rarely actually use Couchbase Server, I just stay up-to-date with the features that it provides. However, when the need arises for a NoSQL datastore, then I will strongly consider it as an option
Jordan Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon DynamoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.0
Based on 49 answers
Couchbase's performance has been excellent in our experience. In one particular case, the use of Couchbase instead of RDBMS improved page load speeds by an order of magnitude. The fact that adding more nodes scales both the read and write performance automatically and transparently has been particularly advantageous for our OLTP use cases.
Brant Burnett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon DynamoDB

We evaluated using MongoDB or Amazon DyanmoDB. For us, the biggest advantage is that there's no maintenance cost for Amazon DynamoDB. Mongo gets complicated when you setup sharding. With Amazon DynamoDB, it's literally a push of button to increase throughput. This saves time and money on DevOps resources.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

Couchbase provides greater speed and flexibility compared to traditional database alternatives. Compared to the NoSQL alternative, Couchbase has seemed faster and more reliable and that is why we use it when we need document-oriented data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon DynamoDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.3
Based on 49 answers
The system is multidimensional scalable. We can enable a specific service (DATA, INDEX, QUERY, ...) on specific nodes inside a cluster.The only limit, for now, is the Map/Reduce view service that is combined with the DATA service. It is then not possible to scale it independently from DATA nodes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon DynamoDB

  • Since the Amazon manages the instance, the amount of time a developer needs to spend configuring the database is less. For comparison, if we were to manage the same instance manually, we need to set up EC2 instance, install the DB, setup backup scripts, track backup failures, which is a great overhead for the dev. Using DynamoDB this overhead is reduced and hence having a great ROI.
  • Great documentation and easy setup makes an easy learning curve to transition to DynamoDB. Only caveat is as with any database, the data structure should be thoroughly analyzed for types of querying because there are limitations with the DynamoDB API.
  • Ties very well with rest of the Amazon eco system. Having rest of the applications in Amazon allows managing the application security a breeze.
Anudeep Palanki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

  • It provides reliable performance with scalability and adequate security in terms of everything.
  • The clusters building efficiency of this platform is making my work easier and effective by consuming less time and energy.
  • It provides a solid UI/UX for the complete monitoring of my data and vitals of the cluster.
Abigail Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon DynamoDB

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Couchbase

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon DynamoDB
8.7
Couchbase
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon DynamoDB
8.8
Couchbase
2.1

Performance

Amazon DynamoDB
Couchbase
8.0

Scalability

Amazon DynamoDB
Couchbase
8.3

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