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Score 8.1 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Cosmos DB

Cosmos DB is fast, reliable, and highly available. We use it mostly in analytics and applications that leverage big data hosted on the Azure Datacenter. If you have a virtual private cloud in one of Azure sites, then you would definitely need Cosmos. It works well with on-premises applications and offers little to no latency.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

We used Couchbase because of its flexibility and provide good performance to the applications.It also has NoSQL databases with built-in Software Development Kits (SDK) to improve the performance while developers are working.It also helps to deliver timely updates to the customers that provide flexibility to use to improve any ongoing changes such as schema changes, etc. The team has full control over the front end as well as the back end.
Prateek Agarwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Azure Cosmos DB
7.7
Couchbase
8.5
Performance
Azure Cosmos DB
7.9
Couchbase
8.6
Availability
Azure Cosmos DB
8.8
Couchbase
9.1
Concurrency
Azure Cosmos DB
7.0
Couchbase
8.5
Security
Azure Cosmos DB
7.3
Couchbase
8.1
Scalability
Azure Cosmos DB
8.7
Couchbase
8.6
Data model flexibility
Azure Cosmos DB
7.0
Couchbase
7.9
Deployment model flexibility
Azure Cosmos DB
7.5
Couchbase
8.8

Pros

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Injects unstructured data at a very high speed.
  • No real need for administrative work, it indexes everything on it's own.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

  • Easy to store unstructured data and has great performance
  • Managing security is super easy which can be managed across different levels
  • UI is pretty simple to use and manage the cluster
  • Backup of the data is very easy and the restoration/recovery is fairly easy as well with the in-built tools.
  • Easy integration with elasticsearch for replication
  • It is fairly easy to scale up or scale down the cluster
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Cosmos DB

  • Cosmos DB can be very expensive if you're using it for scenarios that are better completed in regular old Azure Table Storage or Blob Storage, specifically if you put some thought into your partitioning schemes. No product is a good substitute for thoughtful system design.
  • It would be helpful if I had some more insight into how many resources (DTUs) an individual query uses.
  • The auto-indexing is great, but a little mysterious -- not usually an issue but it does require some intentional thought.
Lars Kemmann | 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

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 7.9
Based on 4 answers
The total cost of ownership is much higher than anticipated. The documentation for their API calls is still not complete. TCO did go up as a result as well. Having users learning another JQL-like language also added more complexity to it. Support of ANSI-SQL would be ideal. But the cost of managing it is much less compared to Redis, Mongo, or Cassandra.
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 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Like I said, Cosmos is the way to go. From all of the services that Azure has, Cosmos is very robust in terms of usability. It's ever-evolving and integrates with other applications seamlessly. The interface is pretty easy to understand. I implemented various solutions for my company and Cosmos was one of them.
Anonymous | 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 9.0
Based on 139 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

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 8.0
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

Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed NoSQL database & globally distributed NoSQL database service. Its very fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development DB platform compare to MongoDB.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Couchbase

Single console for managing multi-cluster and multi-cloud deployment options and [the] ability to secure and isolate database information in a secure environment to prevent undefined access is great. Analyzing and delivering information and fast access and processing data securely with different access levels was much more important than before. So we used Couchbase Cloud to overcome this challenge, both for ourselves and for our client projects.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure Cosmos DB

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

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

  • 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

Azure Cosmos DB

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

Azure Cosmos DB
7.7
Couchbase
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Cosmos DB
7.9
Couchbase
2.1

Usability

Azure Cosmos DB
8.0
Couchbase
8.0

Performance

Azure Cosmos DB
Couchbase
9.0

Support Rating

Azure Cosmos DB
10.0
Couchbase
8.0

Scalability

Azure Cosmos DB
Couchbase
8.5

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