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Score 8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SimpleDB

Well suited for: Games, Chat rooms, real time software like corporate events, marathons and so. Anytime and anywhere you could use a NoSQL DB you should think of SimpleDB.
As an arduous AWS user, Amazon SimpleDB easily integrates with EC2 and other AWS module; and if you are not an AWS user, you also have a fantastic tool that will solve the problem for which you are focused.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

Couchbase is well suited in scenarios where cost plays a major role and the performance can't be compromised. It was the best option for us to replace a famous RDBMS because of licensi[ng] cost reason but boy were we happy about the performance or what. It certainly is not or less appropriate in the scenarios where there are resource constraints. You can't run too many Couchbase clusters on a single machine if it's not a beefy machine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
8.5
Performance
Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
8.6
Availability
Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
9.1
Concurrency
Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
8.5
Security
Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
8.1
Scalability
Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
8.6
Data model flexibility
Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
7.9
Deployment model flexibility
Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
8.8

Pros

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Flexibility
  • Easy to learn and use
  • AWS integration
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

  • High performance, fast secure flexible with smart architecture and it’s faster other than competitors in the market.
  • We can control all data security, cluster configs, and managing operations costs.
  • Proficiency to secure and isolate database information in a secure environment to prevent undefined access.
  • Ability to specify IP address ranges, routing tables, network gateways, and subnets according to your private IT department protocols.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Non AWS environments
  • Strict storage limit (but well we have DynamoDB for storage issues)
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

  • Community edition has various limitations, like [the] inability to view/edit documents over a certain threshold or inability to use various types of [optimized] indexes.
  • The indexes performance degrades when a certain number of mutations is reached.
  • The views creation can be quite slow and impacts the deployment speed for large buckets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SimpleDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Usability

Amazon SimpleDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Couchbase has been quite a usable for our implementation. We had similar experience with our previous "trial" implementation, however it was short lived.
Couchbase has so far exceeded expectation. Our implementation team is more confident than ever before.
When we are Live for more than 6 months, I'm hoping to enhance this rating.
Chethan Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon SimpleDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Couchbase

Couchbase 9.0
Based on 138 answers
Performance for key-value is great. Indexing can be slow on large dataset, index rebuilds also can take long, especially in recovery situations. Although relational use case is fully supported and performance is good, architects and developers need to better refactor the applications and data model. Blind move from relational to Couchbase is not always smooth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon SimpleDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.0
Based on 3 answers
I haven't had many opportunities to request support, I will look forward to better the rating. We have technical development and integration team who reach out directly to TAM at Couchbase.
Chethan Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon SimpleDB

It integrates beautifully with AWS. In some projects we use SimpleDB while we use DynamoDB for others, according to the characteristics of the project. If the infrastructure is AWS, we always think of one of them.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

While in this testing phase, the main feature of Couchbase is the mobile integration. Most of the one listed above use the same algorithm whether it is mobile or desktop. Couchbase offers their Lite version which has everything you need to use the Couchbase suite without having the bulkiness of the full suite.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Amazon SimpleDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.5
Based on 53 answers
So far, the way that we mange and upgrade our clusters has be very smooth. It works like a dream when we use it in concert with AWS and their EC2 machines. Having access to powerful instances along side the Couchbase interface is amazing and allows us to do rebalances or maintenance without a worry
Nevin Vorfeld | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon SimpleDB

  • Reduced database administration time
  • Reduced data model analysis time
  • Lower cost of resources in projects in general
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

  • N1QL's SQL-like syntax has made bringing new developers up to speed both easy and inexpensive.
  • The schema-less approach to data store has increased agility.
  • Operating at scale, Couchbase tends to be less expensive than major RDBMS solutions, especially once you implement high availability in RDBMS.
Brant Burnett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon SimpleDB

General

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

Couchbase

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SimpleDB
9.0
Couchbase
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
2.1

Usability

Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
8.0

Performance

Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
9.0

Support Rating

Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
8.0

Scalability

Amazon SimpleDB
Couchbase
8.5

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