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Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    Oracle Berkeley DB

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Couchbase

    87%
    Couchbase ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    97 Ratings

    Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    96 Ratings

    Concurrency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    94 Ratings

    Security

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    94 Ratings

    Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    95 Ratings

    Data model flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    95 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    94 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Oracle Berkeley DB is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.5

    Oracle Berkeley DB

    95%
    2 Ratings
    8.3

    Couchbase

    83%
    100 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Oracle Berkeley DB

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    2.1

    Couchbase

    21%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    Oracle Berkeley DB

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Couchbase

    80%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Oracle Berkeley DB

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    Couchbase

    85%
    154 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Oracle Berkeley DB

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Couchbase

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Oracle Berkeley DB

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5

    Couchbase

    75%
    51 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Oracle

    Berkely Database is particularly adept in its ability to scale, partition, and segment data sequences in a clear and efficient manner. It also requires little manual administration, and is capable of scaling 256 TB of data into a single file. This has been very helpful for us.
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    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.
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    Pros

    Oracle

    • Supports multiple concurrent processes manipulating databases as large as 256 TB.
    • There are existing API bindings for the most common languages on the market i.e. C++, C#, Java, Perl, PHP, Python.
    • Provides a high-performance data storage.
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    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
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    Cons

    Oracle

    • Implementation was difficult
    • Customer service not always best
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    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.
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    Pricing Details

    Oracle Berkeley DB

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Oracle Berkeley DB editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Couchbase

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Couchbase editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional

        Additional Details

        Pricing Info

        Likelihood to Renew

        Oracle

        No answers on this topic

        Couchbase

        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
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        Usability

        Oracle

        No answers on this topic

        Couchbase

        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.
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        Performance

        Oracle

        No answers on this topic

        Couchbase

        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.
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        Support Rating

        Oracle

        No answers on this topic

        Couchbase

        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.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Oracle

        In our opinion Oracle Berkeley DB is the most mature solution outperforming other vendors in several aspects. Its high and solid stable performance has huge significance to us and to our customers. Wide spread community of Berkeley DB users is a valuable source of information. Also high quality support provided by Oracle makes solving any emerging issues super fast and easy.
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        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.
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        Scalability

        Oracle

        No answers on this topic

        Couchbase

        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
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        Return on Investment

        Oracle

        • Made us more scalable
        • Gave us cleaner data
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        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.
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