What users are saying about
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
196 Ratings
2 Ratings

Couchbase

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
196 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.6 out of 100
2 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Couchbase

Couchbase is well suited in any case where No SQL databases are needed over the cloud. It can be used by different teams or parts of the organizations where there is a requirement for a reliable, secure, and fast database - like for the HR department or the accounts and taxes department, where you will need scalability and stability.
Siddhant Tripathi | TrustRadius Reviewer

H2 Database

For running application tests it's well suited. H2 [Database Engine] can replace the real-world database solution for them easily and removes the requirement to set up a a separate database instance just for running unit tests. For using in actual production application one needs to consider scale. H2 is suitable if application runs in single instance and database is located in same machine as a file where that application runs. This means the application shouldn't have a large user base. However it's easy to switch to an actual MySQL instance if the need arises, it's most likely only a configuration change and doesn't require new code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Couchbase
8.1
H2 Database
Performance
Couchbase
8.0
H2 Database
Availability
Couchbase
8.9
H2 Database
Concurrency
Couchbase
8.0
H2 Database
Security
Couchbase
7.5
H2 Database
Scalability
Couchbase
8.6
H2 Database
Data model flexibility
Couchbase
7.5
H2 Database
Deployment model flexibility
Couchbase
8.3
H2 Database

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

H2 Database

  • Can run as an in-memory database.
  • Simple and quick to get started with, and is light weight (only 2MB).
  • SQL compliant so it compatible with most relational databases.
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

H2 Database

  • There's a warning in official FAQ "Is it Reliable?"-section which makes it seem like H2 is not yet a mature product.
  • If raw SQL queries are used there maybe be differences between MySQL & H2. ORM library should be used.
  • Support seems to be community-based only.
Anonymous | 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

H2 Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

H2 Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.5
Based on 149 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

H2 Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

H2 Database

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

H2 Database

While both can run as an in-memory database, H2 Database Engine was just so much easier for us to use since we primarily use the Java stack and H2 Database Engine is also built with Java.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

H2 Database

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

H2 Database

  • Doesn't take time from developers, once it's configs are set up for testing it works in everyone's development environments
  • Easy to integrate in application, no need to setup separate database software, no maintenance
  • No need to deal with infrastructure related issues/costs - database runs in same machine as the application that uses it.
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

H2 Database

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Couchbase
7.3
H2 Database
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Couchbase
2.1
H2 Database

Usability

Couchbase
8.0
H2 Database

Performance

Couchbase
8.5
H2 Database

Support Rating

Couchbase
8.0
H2 Database

Scalability

Couchbase
8.5
H2 Database

Add comparison