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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    8.6

    Couchbase

    86%

    Google Cloud SQL

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Couchbase ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Performance

    8.5
    85%
    98 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.2
    92%
    97 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Concurrency

    8.7
    87%
    95 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security

    8.4
    84%
    95 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    8.7
    87%
    96 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data model flexibility

    8.4
    84%
    96 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deployment model flexibility

    8.5
    85%
    95 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Database-as-a-Service

    Couchbase

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Google Cloud SQL

    89%
    Google Cloud SQL ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Automatic software patching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    13 Ratings

    Database scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    14 Ratings

    Automated backups

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    14 Ratings

    Database security provisions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    14 Ratings

    Monitoring and metrics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    13 Ratings

    Automatic host deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Couchbase is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Google Cloud SQL is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Couchbase

    81%
    101 Ratings
    8.8

    Google Cloud SQL

    88%
    14 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    2.1

    Couchbase

    21%
    3 Ratings
    9.0

    Google Cloud SQL

    90%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Couchbase

    80%
    1 Rating

    Google Cloud SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.6

    Couchbase

    86%
    156 Ratings

    Google Cloud SQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Couchbase

    88%
    5 Ratings
    6.4

    Google Cloud SQL

    64%
    8 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.8

    Couchbase

    78%
    52 Ratings

    Google Cloud SQL

    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 SQL

    [Google Cloud SQL] is a big help for IT administrators to ensure the security of databases and data backups as well as replacing replica databases in failover situations, It is very powerful and fast in managing and migrating databases and it only takes a few minutes to create and connect to your first database using the built-in migration tools.
    Niloofar Keshvari Nia | 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 SQL

    • Very easy to use and migrate existing database systems to Google Cloud SQL system
    • Easy to query with real-time query assessment as well as processing metrics to help optimize the queries
    • No need to learn any other querying language (like in Hadoop ecosystem), as SQL works pretty fine
    • Easy-to-use GCP portal to type in queries and see the results on the screen (no need to go on command line )
    • Easy to set up
    Ashok Kalra | 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 SQL

    • Secure access is complicated to set up - This is the nature of secure access, but it can be frustrating spending much time simply configuring access.
    • No custom IP - It isn't possible to customize an instance's IP. This makes it harder to replace an instance since a new or clone instance always gets a new IP.
    • Cost tends to increase - This is the nature of cloud hosting, but over time costs creep up as utilization increases.
    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

    Couchbase Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Google Cloud SQL

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 per core hour

    Google Cloud SQL Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Storage - SSD storage capacity$.171
    Storage - HDD storage capacity$.091
    Storage - for backups$.081
    HA Storage - SSD storage capacity$.341
    HA Storage - HDD storage capacity$.181
    HA Storage - for backups$.081
    vCPUs$30.152
    Memory$5.113
    HA vCPUs$60.304
    HA Memory$10.225
    License - Enterprise$0.476
    License - Standard$0.136
    License - Web$0.011346
    License - Express$06
    1. per month per GB
    2. per month per vCPU
    3. per month per GB
    4. per month per vCPU
    5. per month per GB
    6. per core hour
    Additional Pricing Details

    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 8.6
    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 SQL

    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 SQL

    Google Cloud SQL 6.4
    Based on 8 answers
    GCP support in general requires a support agreement. For small organizations like us, this is not affordable or reasonable. It would help if Google had a support mechanism for smaller organizations. It was a steep learning curve for us because this was our first entry into the cloud database world. Better documentation also would have helped.
    Anonymous | 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 SQL

    At first, we choose Google Cloud SQL only for demo purposes. It is so easy to set up and It is fully managed. we have worked with Azure SQL as well but Google SQL is more simple to use and It fully secure, reliable, provides high availability, and very Low Latency.
    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 SQL

    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 SQL

    • When first migrated to a cloud environment, the Cloud SQL instance had a higher cost than our former MySQL VM instance, but many other infrastructure costs had also been reduced and the total balance of our migration to the cloud was a reduction of 45% of our infrastructure costs.
    • DB performance has increased and maintenance tasks reduced in a high percentage.
    • Disaster recovery plans are easier to follow now than before our cloud migration.
    Leonel Quinteros | TrustRadius Reviewer

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