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Likelihood to Recommend

CouchDB

Great for REST API development, if you want a small, fast server that will send and receive JSON structures, CouchDB is hard to beat. Not great for enterprise-level relational database querying (no kidding). While by definition, document-oriented databases are not relational, porting or migrating from relational, and using CouchDB as a backend is probably not a wise move as it's reliable, but It may not always be highly available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Firebird

It is well enough suited for embedding it into an application and the embedded Version can as far as I know nowadays even support multiple simultaneous users. It will also perform well on a standalone server with higher data volumes, if the SQL is properly written. Quite a few 3rd Party Management Tools with SQL query capability, DB design features etc. do exist so it is not only suited for command line purists!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

CouchDB
7.9
Firebird
Performance
CouchDB
8.0
Firebird
Availability
CouchDB
8.5
Firebird
Concurrency
CouchDB
8.5
Firebird
Security
CouchDB
6.0
Firebird
Scalability
CouchDB
8.0
Firebird
Data model flexibility
CouchDB
7.0
Firebird
Deployment model flexibility
CouchDB
9.0
Firebird

Pros

CouchDB

  • It can replicate and sync with web browsers via PouchDB. This lets you keep a synced copy of your database on the client-side, which offers much faster data access than continuous HTTP requests would allow, and enables offline usage.
  • Simple Map/Reduce support. The M/R system lets you process terabytes of documents in parallel, save the results, and only need to reprocess documents that have changed on subsequent updates. While not as powerful as Hadoop, it is an easy to use query system that's hard to screw up.
  • Sharding and Clustering support. As of CouchDB 2.0, it supports clustering and sharding of documents between instances without needing a load balancer to determine where requests should go.
  • Master to Master replication lets you clone, continuously backup, and listen for changes through the replication protocol, even over unreliable WAN links.
Sean Lang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Firebird

  • In a test back when I started to use it it beat MySQL Hands down on some easy speed test.
  • While the included backup functionality of MySQL failed back then (don't remember the details) the one from Firebird did work out of the box and Delphi meanwhile even has easy to use components to use this from a program written in it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CouchDB

  • NoSQL DB can become a challenge for seasoned RDBMS users.
  • The map-reduce paradigm can be very demanding for first-time users.
  • JSON format documents with Key-Value pairs are somewhat verbose and consume more storage.
Johanes Siregar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Firebird

  • It stores the user accounts in a central database and not in the database the self written application uses.
  • Theres no embedded version for Android as far as I know.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CouchDB

CouchDB 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Because our current solution S3 is working great and CouchDB was a nightmare. The worst is that at first, it seemed fine until we filled it with tons of data and then started to create views and actually delete.
Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Firebird

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

CouchDB

CouchDB 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Couchdb is very simple to use and the features are also reduced but well implemented. In order to use it the way its designed, the ui is adequate and easy. Of course, there are some other task that can't be performed through the admin ui but the minimalistic design allows you to use external libraries to develop custom scripts
victor pease solano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Firebird

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

CouchDB

CouchDB 9.0
Based on 2 answers
it support is minimal also hw requirements. Also for development, we can have databases replicated everywhere and the replication is automagical. once you set up the security and the rules for replication, you are ready to go. The absence of a model let you build your app the way you want it
victor pease solano | TrustRadius Reviewer

Firebird

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CouchDB

It has been 5+ years since we chose CouchDB. We looked an MongoDB, Cassandra, and probably some others. At the end of the day, the performance, power potential, and simplicity of CouchDB made it a simple choice for our needs. No one should use just because we did. As I said early, make sure you understand your problems, and find the right solution.Some random reading that might be useful:http://www.julianbrowne.com/article/viewer/brewers-cap-theoremhttps://www.couchbase.com/nosql-resources/why-nosql\https://www.infoq.com/articles/cap-twelve-years-later-how-the-rules-have-changed
Dave Lundberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Firebird

Back then I evaluated Oracle 8, IBM DB2, Mimer, SAP DB, MySQL, Borland Interbase (not Embarcadero Interbase and that one has the same roots as Firebird) and most likely other RDBMS. Firebird was free, usage was ok, it was (for my application) maintenance free and Speed was ok for me. And it didn't trash my system! Getting Oracle installed is quite some task in comparison!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CouchDB

  • It has saved us hours and hours of coding.
  • It is has taught us a new way to look at things.
  • It has taught us patience as the first few weeks with CouchDB were not pleasant. It was not easy to pick up like MongoDB.
LeVar Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Firebird

  • Can't really say that, as my application is most of the times given away for free. But if the RDBMS would cost money, giving my app away for free wouldn't have been done I guess.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CouchDB

General

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

Firebird

General

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

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