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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Redis™* ranks higher in 1 feature set: NoSQL Databases

NoSQL Databases

8.6

Couchbase

86%
9.2

Redis™*

92%
Redis™* ranks higher in 5/7 features

Performance

8.5
85%
98 Ratings
10.0
100%
69 Ratings

Availability

9.2
92%
97 Ratings
9.0
90%
69 Ratings

Concurrency

8.7
87%
95 Ratings
9.0
90%
68 Ratings

Security

8.4
84%
95 Ratings
8.0
80%
63 Ratings

Scalability

8.7
87%
96 Ratings
9.1
91%
69 Ratings

Data model flexibility

8.4
84%
96 Ratings
9.9
99%
62 Ratings

Deployment model flexibility

8.5
85%
95 Ratings
9.5
95%
62 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Redis™* is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Couchbase and Redis™* are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Couchbase

81%
101 Ratings
9.4

Redis™*

94%
76 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

2.1

Couchbase

21%
3 Ratings
8.7

Redis™*

87%
12 Ratings

Usability

8.0

Couchbase

80%
1 Rating
8.5

Redis™*

85%
5 Ratings

Performance

8.6

Couchbase

86%
156 Ratings

Redis™*

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

Couchbase

88%
5 Ratings
8.8

Redis™*

88%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Couchbase

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Redis™*

73%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.8

Couchbase

78%
52 Ratings

Redis™*

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

Redis™*

Redis has been a great investment for our organization as we needed a solution for high speed data caching. The ramp up and integration was quite easy.Redis handles automatic failover internally, so no crashes provides high availability.On the fly scaling scale to more/less cores and memory as and when needed.
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

Redis™*

  • Easy for developers to understand. Unlike Riak, which I've used in the past, it's fast without having to worry about eventual consistency.
  • Reliable. With a proper multi-node configuration, it can handle failover instantly.
  • Configurable. We primarily still use Memcache for caching but one of the teams uses Redis for both long-term storage and temporary expiry keys without taking on another external dependency.
  • Fast. We process tens of thousands of RPS and it doesn't skip a beat.
David Sommers | 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

Redis™*

  • We had some difficulty scaling Redis without it becoming prohibitively expensive.
  • Redis has very simple search capabilities, which means its not suitable for all use cases.
  • Redis doesn't have good native support for storing data in object form and many libraries built over it return data as a string, meaning you need build your own serialization layer over it.
Eric Mason | 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

Redis™*

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$388 per month

Redis™* Editions & Modules

Edition
Cloud$388.001
  1. per month
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

Redis™*

Redis™* 8.7
Based on 12 answers
We will definitely continue using Redis because:1. It is free and open source.2. We already use it in so many applications, it will be hard for us to let go.3. There isn't another competitive product that we know of that gives a better performance.4. We never had any major issues with Redis, so no point turning our backs.
Rahul Chaudhary | 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

Redis™*

Redis™* 8.5
Based on 5 answers
It is quite simple to set up for the purpose of managing user sessions in the backend. It can be easily integrated with other products or technologies, such as Spring in Java. If you need to actually display the data stored in Redis in your application this is a bit difficult to understand initially but is possible.
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

Redis™*

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

Redis™*

Redis™* 8.8
Based on 7 answers
The support team has always been excellent in handling our mostly questions, rarely problems. They are responsive, find the solution and get us moving forward again. I have never had to escalate a case with them. They have always solved our problems in a very timely manner. I highly commend the support team.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Couchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redis™*

Redis™* 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Whitelisting of the AWS lambda functions.
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

Redis™*

We are big users of MySQL and PostgreSQL. We were looking at replacing our aging web page caching technology and found that we could do it in SQL, but there was a NoSQL movement happening at the time. We dabbled a bit in the NoSQL scene just to get an idea of what it was about and whether it was for us. We tried a bunch, but I can only seem to remember Mongo and Couch. Mongo had big issues early on that drove us to Redis and we couldn't quite figure out how to deploy couch.
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

Redis™*

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

Redis™*

  • Redis has helped us increase our throughput and server data to a growing amount of traffic while keeping our app fast. We couldn't have grown without the ability to easily cache data that Redis provides.
  • Redis has helped us decrease the load on our database. By being able to scale up and cache important data, we reduce the load on our database reducing costs and infra issues.
  • Running a Redis node on something like AWS can be costly, but it is often a requirement for scaling a company. If you need data quickly and your business is already a positive ROI, Redis is worth the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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