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Score 8.3 out of 100

Couchbase

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Azure Cosmos DB and Couchbase are tied in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

8.6

Azure Cosmos DB

86%
8.6

Couchbase

86%
Couchbase ranks higher in 5/7 features

Performance

8.2
82%
6 Ratings
8.5
85%
98 Ratings

Availability

9.5
95%
6 Ratings
9.2
92%
97 Ratings

Concurrency

8.1
81%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
95 Ratings

Security

9.4
94%
6 Ratings
8.4
84%
95 Ratings

Scalability

8.6
86%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
96 Ratings

Data model flexibility

8.1
81%
6 Ratings
8.4
84%
96 Ratings

Deployment model flexibility

8.5
85%
6 Ratings
8.5
85%
95 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Azure Cosmos DB is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.3

Azure Cosmos DB

83%
6 Ratings
8.1

Couchbase

81%
101 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.7

Azure Cosmos DB

77%
4 Ratings
2.1

Couchbase

21%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Azure Cosmos DB

86%
2 Ratings
8.0

Couchbase

80%
1 Rating

Performance

Azure Cosmos DB

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Couchbase

86%
155 Ratings

Support Rating

9.4

Azure Cosmos DB

94%
2 Ratings
8.9

Couchbase

89%
5 Ratings

Product Scalability

Azure Cosmos DB

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

Couchbase

77%
51 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Cosmos DB

NoSQL platforms are very useful when it comes to security, speed, accuracy, high accessibility with high read and write power. Everything is managed under the cloud and we have the various capabilities of Azure and support for Microsoft products with us. Flexibility in price and variety of features, as well as real-time results, are some of the popular [features] of this platform.
Niloofar Keshvari Nia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

Best suited when edge devices have interrupted internet connection. And Couchbase provides reliable data transfer. If used for attachment Couchbase has a very poor offering. A hard limit of 20 MB is not okay. They have the best conflict resolution but not so great query language on Couchbase lite.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Turn-key geo-redundancy with multi-master writes is unprecedented and unparalleled in the industry!
  • Guaranteed low latency makes Cosmos DB an excellent fit for most of our performance-intensive situations.
  • The tunable consistency model simplifies so many challenges in distributed systems engineering that otherwise require advanced knowledge of computer science topics. I continue to be impressed at how Cosmos DB has abstracted away so much complexity.
Lars Kemmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

  • Couchbase performance is exceptional both for in-memory and persisted transactions.
  • Handling of node failures and cluster rebalancing (high availability).
  • Enterprise support from Couchbase themselves
  • Good documentation
  • Streaming of bucket (database) level mutations via their Database Change Protocol (DCP).
  • Replication of datasets between native clients and Couchbase buckets
  • Handling of simultaneous writes to the same record with performance penalties
Jonathan Gurwitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Expensive, so be careful of the use case.
  • We had a thought time migrating from traditional DBs to Cosmos. Azure should provide a seamless platform for the migration of data from on-premises to cloud.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

  • The N1QL engine performs poorly compared to SQL engines due to the number of interactions needed, so if your use case involves the need for a lot of SQL-like query activity as opposed to the direct fetch of data in the form of a key/value map you may want to consider a RDBMS that has support for json data types so that you can more easily mix the use of relational and non-relational approaches to data access.
  • You have to be careful when using multiple capabilities (e.g. transactions with Sync Gateway) as you will typically run into problems where one technology may not operate correctly in combination with another.
  • There are quality problems with some newly released features, so be careful with being an early adopter unless you really need the capability. We somewhat desperately adopted the use of transactions, but went through multiple bughunt cycles with Couchbase working the kinks out.
Bob Walters | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Cosmos DB

General

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

Starting Price

Couchbase

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 7.7
Based on 4 answers
It's efficient, easy to scale, and works. We do have to do a bit of administration, but less now than when we started with this a couple of years ago. Microsoft continues to improve its self-management capability.
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

Usability

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 8.6
Based on 2 answers
It has very good compatibility and adaptability with other APIs and developers can safely create new apps because it is compatible with various tools and can be easily managed and run under the cloud, and in terms of security, it is one of the best of its kind, which is very powerful and excellent.
Niloofar Keshvari Nia | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Azure Cosmos DB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.6
Based on 155 answers
One of Couchbase’s greatest assets is its performance with large datasets. Properly set up with well-sized clusters, it is also highly reliable and scalable. User management could be better though, and security often feels like an afterthought. Couchbase has improved tremendously since we started using it, so I am sure that these issues will be ironed out.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 9.4
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft is the best when it comes to after-sales support. They have a well-structured training and knowledge base portal that anyone can use. They are usually quick to respond to cases and are on point for on-call support. I have no complaints from a support standpoint. Pretty happy with the support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.9
Based on 5 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

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB has the benefit of having multi-master key tenancy compared to Redis and Mongo. Reads are just as fast, if not faster than Mongo. However, the distribution of writes (i.e. ACID transactions) isn't as high as Google Cloud Spanner or CouchDB. Azure Cosmos DB writes slower than Cassandra, but with Cosmos, we do not have to worry about replication or tools like Zookeeper to handle it. Azure Cosmos DB has it built-in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

When it comes to data storage solutions it generally all densely depends on requirements which have to be met. Couchbase is a great choice for enterprise projects where scaling together with possibly the highest achievable performance is mandatory. Having pricing under control is yet another Couchbase highlight if comparing with its direct competitors. Finally, it allows to avoid vendor lock-in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure Cosmos DB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Couchbase

Couchbase 7.7
Based on 51 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

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Azure Cosmos DB may be expensive on its own, but it was cheaper than increasing the size/power of our VMs running SQL Server instances enough to keep up with the volume and velocity of the unstructured data.
  • We got the JSON data out of our SQL Servers and they quit tipping over.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

  • Great performance.
  • Leading Couchbase Lite capabilities for mobile use.
  • Developers' learning curve with replica reads and multi cluster can be long. Needs guidance and nurturing.
  • Cluster maintenance during OS patching, etc. has multiple ways to approach. Operational teams may need some guidance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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