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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

MariaDB MaxScale

If you have a cluster of nodes with MariaDB MaxScale and you want all the
nodes of the cluster to have a similar load and not to be be
penalized for queries or writes to the database, you can mount the MaxScale product in front of the MariaDB cluster. MaxScale will balance the requests based on what is being sent to each
node to have an equitable load and will cache the queries that it
sends to each one. This optimizes the response time to
database queries and spreads the load out among all nodes in a
similar way.
José Javier Dominguez Reina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

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

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

MariaDB MaxScale

  • Open source proxy server
  • Great performance
  • Offers load balancing
  • Modular architecture
José Javier Dominguez Reina | 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

MariaDB MaxScale

  • Improve balancing based on SQL queries
  • Improve swap memory consumption
  • It has a slight delay
José Javier Dominguez Reina | 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

MariaDB MaxScale

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

MariaDB MaxScale

MariaDB MaxScale 10.0
Based on 1 answer
MariaDB MaxScale is a powerful tool and easy to use. It has helped us a lot to improve the performance of our database queries. It implements a security layer that acts as a firewall for the databases, masks the data, or limits the results of the queries. It also integrates easily with Kafka.
José Javier Dominguez Reina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CouchDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MariaDB MaxScale

MariaDB MaxScale 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have launched several inquiries to MariaDB MaxScale support, and they have always responded very quickly. They also want to hold frequent meetings with the client to get their opinion understand how they can help. I see a very human support that is concerned about the customer.
José Javier Dominguez Reina | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MariaDB MaxScale

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

MariaDB MaxScale

ProxySLQ allows many simultaneous connections and allows the cache of queries in memory but it does not have high availability or scalability natively, only through external tools. HAProxy is not able to perform load balancing in an optimal way.
Instead, MariaDB MaxScale allows high availability, scalability, and data replication to external systems such as Kafka. In addition, MaxScale has a monitor that allows you to see the status of the set of databases.
José Javier Dominguez Reina | 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

MariaDB MaxScale

  • Reduce the number of database nodes
  • Improve the performance of the applications that use the databases
  • A new layer is added in the service architecture
José Javier Dominguez Reina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CouchDB

General

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

MariaDB MaxScale

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CouchDB
9.0
MariaDB MaxScale
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

CouchDB
9.0
MariaDB MaxScale

Usability

CouchDB
8.0
MariaDB MaxScale
10.0

Support Rating

CouchDB
MariaDB MaxScale
10.0

Implementation Rating

CouchDB
9.0
MariaDB MaxScale

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