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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

Realm

Realm is a user-friendly, intuitive web-based database manager, great for church membership and financial information. Transitioning was easy--even our 90-year old attendance volunteer made the switch with ease. The customer service staff at Realm is fantastic. As I mentioned before, my one big complaint is the inability to pull a report with children outputted on the same row in excel as their parents.
Eve Hathaway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Couchbase
8.3
Realm
Performance
Couchbase
8.4
Realm
Availability
Couchbase
8.9
Realm
Concurrency
Couchbase
8.3
Realm
Security
Couchbase
7.6
Realm
Scalability
Couchbase
8.6
Realm
Data model flexibility
Couchbase
7.5
Realm
Deployment model flexibility
Couchbase
8.7
Realm

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

Realm

  • Tracking attendance
  • Running reports, both financial and membership-related
  • Nursery check-in
Eve Hathaway | 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

Realm

  • At the time of my departure from employment at Maple Grove UMC, there was no way to run a report with children's names listed on the same row (excel sheet) as parents. This made it difficult when we needed to do a merge letter that includes both parents/guardians and children.
  • The process to "roll up" grade levels each year was tedious.
Eve Hathaway | 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

Realm

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

Realm

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Realm

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

Realm

Realm 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our transition to Realm was fantastic. We had a rep do two days of training with staff. She also provided us with a step-by-step plan for our rollout to the congregation. In addition to the fabulous customer service team, the "help" section of the Realm website is useful--it includes written answers and also video tutorials/webinars. The search function in the help section is built effectively.
Eve Hathaway | 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

Realm

Before switching to Realm, we used Church Windows. It was outdated and not intuitive. Customer service wasn't great, either--I felt that some of the reps "talked down" to us when we had questions. I hated it. Realm was a significant improvement--updated interface, intuitive, user-friendly. The customer service representatives are friendly, helpful, and able to resolve issues. Drilling down in reports is much easier in Realm because the interface is user-friendly and intuitive. The ability to share reports with coworkers is excellent, too.
Eve Hathaway | 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

Realm

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

Realm

  • This is not my area (finance), but efficiency increased when we moved from Church Windows to Realm.
  • Formatted reports are a huge plus--no need to create a merge document for handouts to be in a usable format.
Eve Hathaway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Couchbase

General

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

Realm

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Couchbase
8.3
Realm
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Couchbase
2.1
Realm

Usability

Couchbase
8.0
Realm

Performance

Couchbase
8.8
Realm

Support Rating

Couchbase
7.5
Realm
10.0

Scalability

Couchbase
8.4
Realm

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