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Couchbase

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Score 8.3 out of 100

MariaDB Platform

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Couchbase

Couchbase is well suited in scenarios where cost plays a major role and the performance can't be compromised. It was the best option for us to replace a famous RDBMS because of licensi[ng] cost reason but boy were we happy about the performance or what. It certainly is not or less appropriate in the scenarios where there are resource constraints. You can't run too many Couchbase clusters on a single machine if it's not a beefy machine.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MariaDB Platform

Our installation scenario is a MariaDB cluster composed of 3 nodes to achieve high availability in the service and in this way the application that accesses the backend (MariaDB) is always working and is not down at any time.
To achieve high performance of the application when accessing the database, a MariaDB MaxScale has been mounted that acts as a proxy for queries to the database.
José Javier Dominguez Reina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Couchbase
8.4
MariaDB Platform
Performance
Couchbase
8.6
MariaDB Platform
Availability
Couchbase
8.9
MariaDB Platform
Concurrency
Couchbase
8.4
MariaDB Platform
Security
Couchbase
7.9
MariaDB Platform
Scalability
Couchbase
8.5
MariaDB Platform
Data model flexibility
Couchbase
7.7
MariaDB Platform
Deployment model flexibility
Couchbase
8.7
MariaDB Platform

Pros

Couchbase

  • High performance, fast secure flexible with smart architecture and it’s faster other than competitors in the market.
  • We can control all data security, cluster configs, and managing operations costs.
  • Proficiency to secure and isolate database information in a secure environment to prevent undefined access.
  • Ability to specify IP address ranges, routing tables, network gateways, and subnets according to your private IT department protocols.
Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

MariaDB Platform

  • Simpler learning curve. MariaDB is a cleaner, simpler system that is (IMO) easier to learn and easier to manage effectively than many other database systems.
  • Lower hardware requirements. After migrating to MariaDB from another database software system, we find that our hardware needs have substantially decreased.
  • MariaDB support is very responsive. It's like they actually care. On the few occasions we've run into technical issues, support has always come through with what we needed. Once it was showing me a relatively new feature the server supported that I wasn't aware of, that, once I was able to properly make use of it helped me resolve a serious production performance issue.
  • Architectural flexibility. As an example, the ready availability of synchronous (Galera) versus asynchronous replication schemes without being locked into one of the other by enormous technical complexity or punitive licensing, allows the customer to find what really works best for their needs.
Greg Yantz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Couchbase

  • Community edition has various limitations, like [the] inability to view/edit documents over a certain threshold or inability to use various types of [optimized] indexes.
  • The indexes performance degrades when a certain number of mutations is reached.
  • The views creation can be quite slow and impacts the deployment speed for large buckets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MariaDB Platform

  • Driver Support - Some third party applications use database drivers that cause unexplained slowness with MariaDB. This can be worked around by using the MySQL drivers, but it's not clear what causes the problem in the first place.
  • Support - While online communities are helpful in diagnosing problems, there isn't as much professional documentation/support available for MariaDB as some of the other major database options.
  • Data Visualization - It would be helpful if there were more built in options for analyzing statistics and generating reports.
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

MariaDB Platform

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

MariaDB Platform

MariaDB Platform 8.9
Based on 3 answers
MariaDB is very usable and stable to be used in production settings as an alternative to MySQL. The shortcomings of SQL are present but well understood in the community, and if the decision were to be made again, I would choose MariaDB over MySQL on future projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Couchbase

Couchbase 9.0
Based on 139 answers
Performance for key-value is great. Indexing can be slow on large dataset, index rebuilds also can take long, especially in recovery situations. Although relational use case is fully supported and performance is good, architects and developers need to better refactor the applications and data model. Blind move from relational to Couchbase is not always smooth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MariaDB Platform

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

MariaDB Platform

MariaDB Platform 8.7
Based on 15 answers
Well I have never had to use MariaDB for support. However, they get a ten because the support community online is just fantastic. There is always someone there to answer a question. Moreover it is easy to find documentation online. Again, this is often the case with open source software
Jason Smith, DPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Couchbase

While in this testing phase, the main feature of Couchbase is the mobile integration. Most of the one listed above use the same algorithm whether it is mobile or desktop. Couchbase offers their Lite version which has everything you need to use the Couchbase suite without having the bulkiness of the full suite.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MariaDB Platform

We know others DB alternatives like MySQL, Microsoft SQLServer, PostgreSQL. We selected MariaDB because it offer advanced features like active-active cluster, with no costs and easy to learn. With MariaDB was easy to migrate ours applications that use MySQL, with no modifications needs. Microsoft SQLServer has the best client to management, but you need to pay for it.
Stenio Pereira Filho | 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

MariaDB Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Couchbase

  • N1QL's SQL-like syntax has made bringing new developers up to speed both easy and inexpensive.
  • The schema-less approach to data store has increased agility.
  • Operating at scale, Couchbase tends to be less expensive than major RDBMS solutions, especially once you implement high availability in RDBMS.
Brant Burnett | TrustRadius Reviewer

MariaDB Platform

  • Easy to set up and maintain.
  • Massive user base which makes it relatively easier to find answers if there's something wrong.
  • Open source and free to use, meaning we don't have to think twice to use it in production in terms of costs.
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

MariaDB Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Couchbase
8.5
MariaDB Platform
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Couchbase
2.1
MariaDB Platform

Usability

Couchbase
8.0
MariaDB Platform
8.9

Performance

Couchbase
9.0
MariaDB Platform

Support Rating

Couchbase
8.0
MariaDB Platform
8.7

Scalability

Couchbase
8.5
MariaDB Platform

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