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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    8.6

    Couchbase

    86%

    MariaDB Platform

    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

    Attribute Ratings

    • Couchbase is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • MariaDB Platform is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Couchbase

    81%
    101 Ratings
    8.5

    MariaDB Platform

    85%
    29 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    2.1

    Couchbase

    21%
    3 Ratings

    MariaDB Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Couchbase

    80%
    1 Rating
    6.4

    MariaDB Platform

    64%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    8.6

    Couchbase

    86%
    156 Ratings

    MariaDB Platform

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Couchbase

    88%
    5 Ratings
    8.7

    MariaDB Platform

    87%
    18 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.8

    Couchbase

    78%
    52 Ratings

    MariaDB Platform

    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

    MariaDB Platform

    • Applications where the users need [to] execute many short queries.
    • With new storage engines such as Aria, which allows to replace MyISAM with some improvements, and XtraDB, which evolves InnoDB.
    • To fuse the legacy features with the features available in NoSQL databases.
    • Connection management, which allows multiplying the number of concurrent accesses.
    • New clustering engines, such as Galera, which allow interesting possibilities for Cloud adoption.
    Anonymous | 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

    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

    • 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

    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

    Pricing Details

    Couchbase

    General

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

    Starting Price

    MariaDB Platform

    General

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

    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

    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 6.4
    Based on 4 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 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

    MariaDB Platform

    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

    MariaDB Platform

    MariaDB Platform 8.7
    Based on 18 answers
    We have launched several inquiries to MariaDB support and they have always responded very quickly and have not been tutoring for the duration of the incident/problem.
    Likewise, they want to hold constant meetings with the client to get their opinion as well as how they can help.
    I see a very human support and concerned about the customer.
    José Javier Dominguez Reina | 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

    MariaDB Platform

    MariaDB stacks up the the competition just fine. Due to is ture open source nature we do not have to worry about licencing and spending money on nothing. Moreover, MariaDB does everything that we need to get done. We can run data that is a million rows or many smaller projects on the same environment with little overhead. One of the best features that MariaDB has is the ability of backup or dump data to standard text sql statements. That was one of the reasons why we choose MariaDb because it makes backups or transferring data a snap
    Jason Smith, DPA | 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

    MariaDB Platform

    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

    MariaDB Platform

    • Low CAPEX if you have a team that use open source software day by day
    • Medium OPEX if you have a team that use open source software day by day
    • Perfect to use in academic ambient to support researchers and students
    Stenio Pereira Filho | TrustRadius Reviewer

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