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Feature Set Ratings

    NoSQL Databases

    8.6

    Couchbase

    86%

    Neo4j

    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: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    Couchbase

    81%
    101 Ratings
    8.0

    Neo4j

    80%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    2.1

    Couchbase

    21%
    3 Ratings

    Neo4j

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Couchbase

    80%
    1 Rating
    6.0

    Neo4j

    60%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    8.6

    Couchbase

    86%
    156 Ratings

    Neo4j

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Couchbase

    88%
    5 Ratings

    Neo4j

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.8

    Couchbase

    78%
    52 Ratings

    Neo4j

    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

    Neo4j

    Neo4J is great for creating network graphs or illustrating how things are related. It is also good for finding individuals or things that have greater influence than others in a system. It is not appropriate if you have standard data sets that can be analyzed using conventional methods or visualized using Tableau, for example.
    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

    Neo4j

    • Mature Query language, I found Cypher QL to be mature in handling all sorts of problems we throw at it. Its expressive enough to be intuitive while providing rich features for various scenarios.
    • Native support for REST API, that makes interacting with Neo4J intuitive and easy.
    • Support for Procedures in Java, procedures are custom code that could be added to the Neo4J to write custom querying of data. The best part about the procedures is it could be invoked using the REST API. This allows us to overcome any shortcomings from their Cypher query language.
    • Nice UI and interface for executing the Query and visualizing the response.
    • UI access controlled by User credentials allows for neat access controls.
    • Awesome free community edition for small-scale projects.
    Anudeep Palanki | 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

    Neo4j

    • One of the hardest challenges that Neo4j had to solve was the horizontal scaling problem. I am not updated on recent developments, but at the time of my use, I couldn't find a viable solution.
    • Neo4j does not play with other open source APIs like Blueprint. You have to use the native Neo4j API.
    • There wasn't a visual tool to see your data. Of course, third party tools are always available, but I would have loved something which came with the Neo4j bundle. I love that Docker comes bundled with Kitematic, so it's not wrong to hope that Neo4j could also ship with some default visualization software.
    Rahul Chaudhary | 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

    Neo4j

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $65 per month

    Neo4j Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Community EditionFree
    Enterprise EditionContact Sales
    1. none
    SaaS Edition
    Aura FreeFree
    Aura Professional$652
    Aura EnterpriseContact Sales
    1. none
    2. per month
    3. none
    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

    Neo4j

    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

    Neo4j

    Neo4j 6.0
    Based on 1 answer
    [Based on] Query Language, Performance on small and large data sets, integration and deployment, analysis, API support, Interactive UI.
    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

    Neo4j

    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

    Neo4j

    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

    Neo4j

    Neo4j is a graph store and has different use cases compared to another NoSQL Document store like MongoDB. MongoDB is a bad choice when joins are common as existing operators for joining two documents (similar to tables in a relational store) as Mongo 3.5 use SQL like join algorithms which are expensive. MongoDB is a great choice when distributed schemaless rich document structures are important requirements. Cross document transaction support is not native to MongoDB yet, whereas Neo4J is ACID complaint with all its operations.
    Nitin Pasumarthy | 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

    Neo4j

    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

    Neo4j

    • Our solution relies on Neo4j functionalities – it is a key component of our application and thus critical for achieving our business objectives. It has an extremely positive impact on our business.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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