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8 Ratings

Couchbase

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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 6.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Couchbase ranks higher in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

8.6

Couchbase

86%
8.3

Qubole

83%
Couchbase ranks higher in 4/7 features

Performance

8.5
85%
98 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Availability

9.2
92%
97 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Concurrency

8.7
87%
95 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Security

8.4
84%
95 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Scalability

8.7
87%
96 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Data model flexibility

8.4
84%
96 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Deployment model flexibility

8.5
85%
95 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Couchbase is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Qubole is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Couchbase

81%
101 Ratings
8.0

Qubole

80%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

2.1

Couchbase

21%
3 Ratings
6.0

Qubole

60%
1 Rating

Usability

8.0

Couchbase

80%
1 Rating

Qubole

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.6

Couchbase

86%
156 Ratings

Qubole

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

Couchbase

88%
5 Ratings

Qubole

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.8

Couchbase

78%
52 Ratings

Qubole

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

Qubole

I find Qubole is well suited for getting started analyzing data in the cloud without being locked in to a specific cloud vendor's tooling other than the underlying filesystem. Since the data itself is not isolated to any Qubole cluster, it can be easily be collected back into a cloud-vendor's specific tools for further analysis, therefore I find it complementary to any offerings such as Amazon EMR or Google DataProc.
Jordan Moore | 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

Qubole

  • From a UI perspective, I find Qubole's closest comparison to Cloudera's HUE; it provides a one-stop shop for all data browsing and querying needs.
  • Auto scaling groups and auto-terminating clusters provides cost savings for idle resources.
  • Qubole fits itself well into the open-source data science market by providing a choice of tools that aren't tied to a specific cloud vendor.
Jordan Moore | 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

Qubole

  • Providing an open selection of all cloud provider instance types with no explanation as to their ideal use cases causes too much confusion for new users setting up a new cluster. For example, not everyone knows that Amazon's R or X-series models are memory optimized, while the C and M-series are for general computation.
  • I would like to see more ETL tools provided other than DistCP that allow one to move data between Hadoop Filesystems.
  • From the cluster administration side, onboarding of new users for large companies seems troublesome, especially when trying to create individual cluster per team within the company. Having the ability to debug and share code/queries between users of other teams / clusters should also be possible.
Jordan Moore | 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

Qubole

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

Qubole

Qubole 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Personally, I have no issues using Amazon EMR with Hue and Zeppelin, for example, for data science and exploratory analysis. The benefits to using Qubole are that it offers additional tooling that may not be available in other cloud providers without manual installation and also offers auto-terminating instances and scaling groups.
Jordan Moore | 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

Qubole

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Qubole

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

Qubole

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

Qubole

Qubole was decided on by upper management rather than these competitive offerings. I find that Databricks has a better Spark offering compared to Qubole's Zeppelin notebooks.
Jordan Moore | 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

Qubole

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

Qubole

  • We like to say that Qubole has allowed for "data democratization", meaning that each team is responsible for their own set of tooling and use cases rather than being limited by versions established by products such as Hortonworks HDP or Cloudera CDH
  • One negative impact is that users have over-provisioned clusters without realizing it, and end up paying for it. When setting up a new cluster, there are too many choices to pick from, and data scientists may not understand the instance types or hardware specs for the datasets they need to operate on.
Jordan Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer

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