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6 Ratings

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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Couchbase

It is well suited to hold our player data and give us ease of access to it. Most of our multiplayer features in our titles leverage querying couchbase for the relevant player data. The resiliency of couchbase also gives us peace of mind with having a up to date replica and backups. I am not entirely sure were couchbase would not be appropriate in my experience
Nevin Vorfeld | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

Extremely likely. The solution itself is very easy to setup, supports multiple languages out of the box and provides an easy-to-use administration UI which accelerates development. I have also actively used RavenDB in multiple other projects to a notable increase in productivity and a reduction in the burden of managing application data. The community license is very generous and allowed us to get started quickly without upfront costs and the support was above par.
Alan Doherty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Couchbase
8.3
RavenDB
9.1
Performance
Couchbase
8.4
RavenDB
9.2
Availability
Couchbase
8.9
RavenDB
9.1
Concurrency
Couchbase
8.3
RavenDB
8.9
Security
Couchbase
7.6
RavenDB
9.0
Scalability
Couchbase
8.6
RavenDB
9.2
Data model flexibility
Couchbase
7.5
RavenDB
9.2
Deployment model flexibility
Couchbase
8.7
RavenDB
9.0

Pros

Couchbase

  • Key/value data store. Couchbase is blazing fast at data access and retrieval when you know what keys you want to access.
  • Data querying with N1QL. If you have your indexes set up right, searching your unstructured data can be really fast too.
  • Management dashboard. The Couchbase platform has a great admin panel that provides tons of insights into how your cluster is performing.
Ryan J. Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

  • Once over the initial learning curve, using Raven requires very little thinking about. Even though it is capable of doing almost anything you can imagine, learning how to LoadAsync, StoreAsync, QueryAsync are pretty much all you need to know to do about 99% of the day to day tasks.
  • Write the POCO for your data - Raven does the rest
  • With v 4.0+ you hardly ever need to write queries - Raven's automatic queries handle about 99% of my requirements
Jeremy Holt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Couchbase

  • Should allow servers to change their roles on the fly - currently you will need to take down the server and re-assign roles
  • SDK documentation is not as helpful and should have more examples
  • No pre-compiled procedures - unlike in SQL Server, Couchbase does not have pre-compiled stored procedures therefore we have to run various test to optimize our application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

  • Own language for querying (RQL) not usable elsewhere
  • learning curve for stale documents/eventual consistency
Wallace Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.5
Based on 5 answers
Raven has genuinely met all my database needs. When I'm on projects that use traditional SQL databases or other NoSQL products, I find myself longing for the speed and simplicity of Raven.
Judah Gabriel Himango | 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

RavenDB

RavenDB 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Studio is very easy to use and get a quick overview of the database.
Jeremy Holt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.8
Based on 71 answers
Couchbase's performance has been excellent in our experience. In one particular case, the use of Couchbase instead of RDBMS improved page load speeds by an order of magnitude. The fact that adding more nodes scales both the read and write performance automatically and transparently has been particularly advantageous for our OLTP use cases.
Brant Burnett | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Couchbase

Couchbase 7.5
Based on 2 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

RavenDB

RavenDB 9.6
Based on 2 answers
The support team at RavenDB is very helpful, the documentation is concise and clear. RavenDB wants you to succeed.
Alan Doherty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Couchbase

I'm not qualified enough to make a meaningful comparison, but 2 years after, I hear regularly about issues on Mongo from the other teams, especially on the SRE side. On our side, not much to say, except that it works. Ram, CPU, disk behave like expected. Same for bandwidth. Response time stays low. Not much to add.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

Better .NET integration among all of them
Alex Klaus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.4
Based on 53 answers
The system is multidimensional scalable. We can enable a specific service (DATA, INDEX, QUERY, ...) on specific nodes inside a cluster.The only limit, for now, is the Map/Reduce view service that is combined with the DATA service. It is then not possible to scale it independently from DATA nodes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Couchbase

  • We can implement the mobile app using community release.
  • The peer to peer syncing technology saves our development time.
  • The CRUD process will be stopped when index and view are growing rapidly, we have to delete index files and reindex again.
Kok Sang | TrustRadius Reviewer

RavenDB

  • Not having to debug perf issues caused by ORM.
  • Not having to deal with SQL as you denormalize your app data model.
Wallace Turner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Couchbase

General

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

RavenDB

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Couchbase
8.3
RavenDB
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Couchbase
2.1
RavenDB
9.5

Usability

Couchbase
8.0
RavenDB
10.0

Performance

Couchbase
8.8
RavenDB

Support Rating

Couchbase
7.5
RavenDB
9.6

Scalability

Couchbase
8.4
RavenDB

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