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Score 8.6 out of 100

Highlights

Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    8.6

    Couchbase

    86%

    MySQL

    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 1 area: Support Rating
    • MySQL is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Couchbase

    81%
    101 Ratings
    8.8

    MySQL

    88%
    118 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    2.1

    Couchbase

    21%
    3 Ratings
    9.9

    MySQL

    99%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Couchbase

    80%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    MySQL

    100%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    8.6

    Couchbase

    86%
    156 Ratings

    MySQL

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Couchbase

    88%
    5 Ratings
    8.6

    MySQL

    86%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Couchbase

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    MySQL

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.8

    Couchbase

    78%
    52 Ratings

    MySQL

    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

    MySQL

    • It is a suitable database for web applications where we have a large size of users. It is also easily scalable and provides good user management and access controls at the security level.
    • MySQL is a very fast database to read when using the non-transactional MyISAM engine, but it can cause integrity problems in high-concurrency environments when modifying. Thus, for applications with many parallel transactions and modifications, MySQL is probably not the best solution
    Jose Manuel Ortega | 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

    MySQL

    • The Community Server edition remains a strong candidate for a SQL-based database solution that supports a wide array of data structures.
    • It scales well for both small business and enterprise use.
    • It performs very well provided your database schema is well-planned and carefully considered (which is the case for any database solution).
    • It has a number of interface solutions including GUI-based ones such as phpMyAdmin and MySQL Workbench that allow for easy management of your databases.
    Joel Tanzi | 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

    MySQL

    • MySQL doesn't provide good data wrangling functionalities, such as parsing JSON or XML. We had to transform them outside MySQL on the web application server side using JSP.
    • As we move forward to adopt more genomics information, MySQL may lack of dealing with "big data" functionalities.
    • It is a freely available S/W and easy to manage budget, but there are possibilities to spend cost for additional technical support.
    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

    MySQL

    General

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

    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

    MySQL

    MySQL 9.9
    Based on 4 answers
    For teaching Databases and SQL, I would definitely continue to use MySQL. It provides a good, solid foundation to learn about databases. Also to learn about the SQL language and how it works with the creation, insertion, deletion, updating, and manipulation of data, tables, and databases. This SQL language is a foundation and can be used to learn many other database related concepts.
    Anonymous | 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

    MySQL

    MySQL 10.0
    Based on 6 answers
    I give MySQL a 9/10 overall because I really like it but I feel like there are a lot of tech people who would hate it if I gave it a 10/10. I've never had any problems with it or reached any of its limitations but I know a few people who have so I can't give it a 10/10 based on those complaints.
    Kenneth Hess | 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

    MySQL

    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

    MySQL

    MySQL 8.6
    Based on 4 answers
    The support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I only had to get part way through my explanations before they had a solution. They will walk you through a fix or actually connect in and fix the problem for you--or would if you can allow it. I've done it both ways with them. They are always forthcoming with 'how to do this if it happens again' information. I love working with MySQL support.
    Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Couchbase

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    MySQL

    MySQL 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    1. Estimate your data size.2. Test, test, and test.
    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

    MySQL

    After Oracle bought MySQL, I have pivoted some projects to use MariaDB instead, which is a fork of MySQL and maintained by the community and original developers of MySQL. This is free under the GNU GPL, and is not impacted by decisions Oracle makes for MySQL. RDS has the ability to run managed MySQL instances which make it even easier to setup and configure a database. RDS also has support for MariaDB.InfluxDB is a great Time Series DB Platform which was designed to collect measurements with timestamps, and works more efficiently than MySQL for this type of data. I would recommend InfluxDB for anyone who is on the fence about implementing a collection agent and having the stats go into MySQL or another Database system
    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

    MySQL

    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

    MySQL

    • Since MySQL is a free database package, if you have someone on staff that understands databases and how to use them, the ROI is very high when using MySQL.
    • If you need to hire a MySQL developer to implement and manage your database then it can be quite costly to manage and that will negatively impact your ROI when using this product.
    • Since there are some very expensive alternatives in the SQL database space, if you compare the overall costs of using MySQL to those other products, I think you will find your ROI is always better when using MySQL
    Andrew Shannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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