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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Couchbase ranks higher in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

8.6

Couchbase

86%
7.9

MarkLogic Server

79%
Couchbase ranks higher in 6/7 features

Performance

8.5
85%
98 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Availability

9.2
92%
97 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Concurrency

8.7
87%
95 Ratings
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Security

8.4
84%
95 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Scalability

8.7
87%
96 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Data model flexibility

8.4
84%
96 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Deployment model flexibility

8.5
85%
95 Ratings
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • MarkLogic Server is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Couchbase

81%
101 Ratings
9.0

MarkLogic Server

90%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

2.1

Couchbase

21%
3 Ratings
7.0

MarkLogic Server

70%
7 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Couchbase

80%
1 Rating
9.0

MarkLogic Server

90%
1 Rating

Performance

8.6

Couchbase

86%
156 Ratings

MarkLogic Server

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

Couchbase

88%
5 Ratings
9.0

MarkLogic Server

90%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.8

Couchbase

78%
52 Ratings

MarkLogic Server

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

MarkLogic Server

If you are storing META data then MarkLogic is super useful as it retrieves everything so fast, while storing the whole data shows performance issues some times. If you have legacy systems then migrating from it would really require sweat and blood, on the other hand if you are in systems like Node.js you can simply integrate two systems easily. If you don't know how in the end your your data schema will look like then it's better to make a prototype using MarkLogic.
Prabhudayal Acharya | 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

MarkLogic Server

  • Search was really advanced. Hard to set up and had limitations about semantical meanings between xml nodes, but provided very good search abilities.
  • The organization of documents across collections and metadata was particularly useful.
  • The REST abilities were very advanced and worked with XQuery well.
Marcus Young | 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

MarkLogic Server

  • MarkLogic still has a long way to go in fostering the developer community. Many developers are gravitating to the simple integrations and do not delve into the deeper capabilities. They have made tremendous strides in recent months and I am sure this will improve over time.
  • Many of the best features are left on the floor by enterprises who end up implementing MarkLogic as a data store. MarkLogic needs to help customers find ways to better leverage their investment and be more creative in how they use the product.
  • Licensing costs become a major hurdle for adoption. The pricing model has improved for basic implementations, but the costs seem very prohibitive for some verticals and for some of the most advanced features.
Harry Bakken | 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

MarkLogic Server

General

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

Starting Price

$71 per MCU/per hour + 0.10 per GB/per month

MarkLogic Server Editions & Modules

Edition
Low Priority Fixed0.00751
Standard On-Demand0.1251
Standard Reserved0.0711
  1. per MCU/per hour + 0.10 per GB/per month
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

MarkLogic Server

MarkLogic Server 7.0
Based on 7 answers
MarkLogic is expensive but solid. While we use open source for almost everything else, the backend database is too critically important. At this point, re-tooling for a different back end would take too much time to be a viable option.
Daniel Davenport | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

MarkLogic Server

MarkLogic Server 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very little about it can be done better or with greater ease. Even things that seem difficult aren't really that bad. There's multiple ways to accomplish any admin task. MarkLogic requires a fraction of administrative effort that you see with enterprise RDBMS like Oracle. MarkLogic is continually improving the tools to simplify cluster configuration and maintenance.
Harry Bakken | 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

MarkLogic Server

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

MarkLogic Server

MarkLogic Server 9.0
Based on 2 answers
There's always room for improvement. Some problems get solved faster than others, of course. MarkLogic's direct support is very responsive and professional. If they can't help immediately, they always have good feedback and are eager to receive information and details to work to replicate the problem. They are quick to escalate major support issues and production show-stopping problems.In addition to MarkLogic's direct support, there are several employees who are very active among the community and many questions and common issues get quick attention from helpful responses to email and StackOverflow questions.
Harry Bakken | 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

MarkLogic Server

We had Fast in place when Microsoft had bought it up and was going to change / deprecate it. One of the biggest advantages of MarkLogic for search actually had to do with the rest of the content pipeline - it allowed us to have it all in one technology. On the NoSQL side, we looked at MongoDB a couple years back. At that time, MarkLogic came in stronger on indexing, transaction reliability, and DR options. For us, that was worth using a commercial product.
Beverly Jamison | 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

MarkLogic Server

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

MarkLogic Server

  • MarkLogic reduced the amount of time that the DevOps team needed to dedicate to database updates, as the engineering team was mostly able to easily design and maintain database upgrades without requiring specialists such as database architects on the DevOps side. This capability flowed from the product's speed and the versatility of its XQuery language and libraries.
  • MarkLogic required significant education and buy-in time for the engineering team.
Richard Winslow | TrustRadius Reviewer

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