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158 Ratings

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Likelihood to Recommend

Couchbase

It is well suited to hold our player data and give us ease of access to it. Most of our multiplayer features in our titles leverage querying couchbase for the relevant player data. The resiliency of couchbase also gives us peace of mind with having a up to date replica and backups. I am not entirely sure were couchbase would not be appropriate in my experience
Nevin Vorfeld | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud SQL

Google Cloud SQL was very easy to setup because our institution is already already invested in the Google Cloud Platform. If we had gone with Amazon or Azure, there would have been extra complexity and cost of getting established. The product is a great fit for organizations already invested in GCP. Google offers everything the others do, however third party vendor support is seriously lacking (aka the vendors refer you to other tools like AWS etc).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Couchbase
8.3
Google Cloud SQL
Performance
Couchbase
8.4
Google Cloud SQL
Availability
Couchbase
8.9
Google Cloud SQL
Concurrency
Couchbase
8.3
Google Cloud SQL
Security
Couchbase
7.6
Google Cloud SQL
Scalability
Couchbase
8.6
Google Cloud SQL
Data model flexibility
Couchbase
7.5
Google Cloud SQL
Deployment model flexibility
Couchbase
8.7
Google Cloud SQL

Database-as-a-Service

Couchbase
Google Cloud SQL
8.5
Automatic software patching
Couchbase
Google Cloud SQL
9.1
Database scalability
Couchbase
Google Cloud SQL
8.6
Automated backups
Couchbase
Google Cloud SQL
8.2
Database security provisions
Couchbase
Google Cloud SQL
9.1
Monitoring and metrics
Couchbase
Google Cloud SQL
8.2
Automatic host deployment
Couchbase
Google Cloud SQL
7.9

Pros

Couchbase

  • Key/value data store. Couchbase is blazing fast at data access and retrieval when you know what keys you want to access.
  • Data querying with N1QL. If you have your indexes set up right, searching your unstructured data can be really fast too.
  • Management dashboard. The Couchbase platform has a great admin panel that provides tons of insights into how your cluster is performing.
Ryan J. Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud SQL

  • Easy setup - No host VM, no software installation or configuration required.
  • Day to day reliability - Not depending on host VM allows more uptime.
  • Long term reliability - Storage scaling, backups, and maintenance can be scheduled to occur automatically.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Couchbase

  • Should allow servers to change their roles on the fly - currently you will need to take down the server and re-assign roles
  • SDK documentation is not as helpful and should have more examples
  • No pre-compiled procedures - unlike in SQL Server, Couchbase does not have pre-compiled stored procedures therefore we have to run various test to optimize our application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud SQL

  • There is some functionality you cannot do from the console, including, granting and restricting user privileges, among other database management capabilities.
  • It is not trivial to connect to spun up VMS. Currently, we use the Cloud SQL proxy to do so.
Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 SQL

Google Cloud SQL 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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 SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.8
Based on 71 answers
Couchbase's performance has been excellent in our experience. In one particular case, the use of Couchbase instead of RDBMS improved page load speeds by an order of magnitude. The fact that adding more nodes scales both the read and write performance automatically and transparently has been particularly advantageous for our OLTP use cases.
Brant Burnett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Couchbase

Couchbase 7.5
Based on 2 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 SQL

Google Cloud SQL 6.5
Based on 4 answers
I haven't used support for this product since I deployed my first instance. After running it for some years, the docs have always been enough to solve any problem I had encountered. But speaking about the vendor, Google Cloud support answered well and in an acceptable time to the few issues we needed to get assistance for.
Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Couchbase

I'm not qualified enough to make a meaningful comparison, but 2 years after, I hear regularly about issues on Mongo from the other teams, especially on the SRE side. On our side, not much to say, except that it works. Ram, CPU, disk behave like expected. Same for bandwidth. Response time stays low. Not much to add.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud SQL

The Google Cloud SQL offering fits into our development stack and was a clean replacement for our MySQL database. If we had been using SQL Server instead, then the offering from Azure would have made more sense. I have used both in the past and both work well, with GCP being a little less expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.4
Based on 53 answers
The system is multidimensional scalable. We can enable a specific service (DATA, INDEX, QUERY, ...) on specific nodes inside a cluster.The only limit, for now, is the Map/Reduce view service that is combined with the DATA service. It is then not possible to scale it independently from DATA nodes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud SQL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Couchbase

  • We can implement the mobile app using community release.
  • The peer to peer syncing technology saves our development time.
  • The CRUD process will be stopped when index and view are growing rapidly, we have to delete index files and reindex again.
Kok Sang | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Cloud SQL

  • Google Cloud SQL has reduced our operational costs by not having to manage our own instance of the MySQL server.
  • Since code and SQL instance are now decoupled, it was possible to scale where we had to.
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Couchbase

General

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

Google Cloud SQL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Couchbase
8.3
Google Cloud SQL
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Couchbase
2.1
Google Cloud SQL
9.0

Usability

Couchbase
8.0
Google Cloud SQL

Performance

Couchbase
8.8
Google Cloud SQL

Support Rating

Couchbase
7.5
Google Cloud SQL
6.5

Scalability

Couchbase
8.4
Google Cloud SQL

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