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203 Ratings

Couchbase

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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Google Cloud Datastore ranks higher in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

8.6

Couchbase

86%
9.6

Google Cloud Datastore

96%
Google Cloud Datastore ranks higher in 7/7 features

Performance

8.5
85%
98 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Availability

9.2
92%
97 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Concurrency

8.7
87%
95 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Security

8.4
84%
95 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Scalability

8.7
87%
96 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Data model flexibility

8.4
84%
96 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Deployment model flexibility

8.5
85%
95 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Cloud Datastore is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Couchbase

81%
101 Ratings
10.0

Google Cloud Datastore

100%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

2.1

Couchbase

21%
3 Ratings
10.0

Google Cloud Datastore

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Couchbase

80%
1 Rating
10.0

Google Cloud Datastore

100%
1 Rating

Performance

8.6

Couchbase

86%
156 Ratings

Google Cloud Datastore

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

Couchbase

88%
5 Ratings
10.0

Google Cloud Datastore

100%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

7.8

Couchbase

78%
52 Ratings

Google Cloud Datastore

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Google Cloud Datastore

When you want to develop a system that doesn't have consistent data or maybe a zig-zag data structure, that time Google Cloud Datastore really helps to fit in your system environment. It provides lots of good functionality so you can quickly start your development. Whenever you want to perform certain operations like order by, it automatically suggests you create an index, so all solutions at one place. Also based on your database location, it helps to faster retrieval of data. And if you want to strictly follow SQL queries only, Primary key, Foreign key old concepts, then you are at the wrong place.
Ravi Khunt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Google Cloud Datastore

  • It is hosted in GCP, our primary cloud provider.
  • It integrates with all the services we use in GCP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Google Cloud Datastore

  • Part of the Google Cloud Platform walled garden.
  • Pay for read/writes to the datastore, in addition to storage.
  • Not many libraries exist.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Couchbase

General

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

Starting Price

Google Cloud Datastore

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

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

Google Cloud Datastore

Google Cloud Datastore 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I give Google Cloud a full score because it satisfies our needs so well. We host most of our infrastructure on Google Cloud and using Google Cloud Datastore helps us to solve our NoSQL storage problem. and Google Cloud Datastore is so scalable and elastic. It saves us lots of time to maintain and saves us money.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Google Cloud Datastore

Google Cloud Datastore 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Cloud Datastore really provides good services and features, it provides Firestore Native mode and Firestore Datastore mode, based on your requirements, like Mobile and web apps or server architectures respectively. - It provides high availability - Dynamic scalability - Provides VPC controls - You can also execute SQL query on Google Cloud Datastore platform - You can easily remove entities permanently from your database, no need to manage garbage collectors.
Ravi Khunt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.6
Based on 156 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

Google Cloud Datastore

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.8
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

Google Cloud Datastore

Google Cloud Datastore 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Cloud Datastore provides support in different subjects, like plans and pricing, community support, and documentation especially. It provides basic support for free, in case you want premium support. It provides one-to-one accessibility. In free trial support, you can connect chat with the support team to get resolve your queries and problem you are facing when you are new to work.
Ravi Khunt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Google Cloud Datastore

If deploying an application in Google Cloud Platform, using Google Cloud Datastore is a no brainer because of the simplicity of setup. Other options would require more setup and configuration, and do not come with the same level of guaranteed uptime as Google Cloud Datastore. In our case, we've been using Google Cloud Datastore for 4 years without any issues and have never had to think about it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Couchbase

Couchbase 7.8
Based on 52 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

Google Cloud Datastore

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Google Cloud Datastore

  • It solves our NoSQL database problem.
  • It it highly scalable and available to meets our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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