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Couchbase

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Redis

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Score 8.9 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

Redis

Redis is great at at reducing your reliance on SQL and the cost associated with running a SQL infrastructure.We have been able to scale out and improve performance on database requests. Reliability has also great improved over running a SQL infrastructure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

Couchbase
7.9
Redis
8.3
Performance
Couchbase
7.9
Redis
9.2
Availability
Couchbase
8.2
Redis
8.6
Concurrency
Couchbase
7.6
Redis
8.5
Security
Couchbase
7.2
Redis
6.9
Scalability
Couchbase
8.3
Redis
8.6
Data model flexibility
Couchbase
8.0
Redis
8.0
Deployment model flexibility
Couchbase
8.1
Redis
8.2

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

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

  • 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

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

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 9.6
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redis

Redis 8.3
Based on 3 answers
Redis has been around for very long and it is good at what it does. It proved to be very valuable in my use case for interfacing between two applications with very little code as it has drivers for almost every language out there and the community support is really good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Couchbase

Couchbase 8.0
Based on 49 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

Redis

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Couchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redis

Redis 7.6
Based on 2 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

Couchbase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Redis

Redis 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Whitelisting of the AWS lambda functions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Couchbase

Couchbase provides greater speed and flexibility compared to traditional database alternatives. Compared to the NoSQL alternative, Couchbase has seemed faster and more reliable and that is why we use it when we need document-oriented data.
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 8.3
Based on 49 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

Redis

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Couchbase

  • It provides reliable performance with scalability and adequate security in terms of everything.
  • The clusters building efficiency of this platform is making my work easier and effective by consuming less time and energy.
  • It provides a solid UI/UX for the complete monitoring of my data and vitals of the cluster.
Abigail Paul | 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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Pricing Details

Couchbase

General

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

Redis

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Couchbase
8.5
Redis
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Couchbase
2.1
Redis
9.6

Usability

Couchbase
Redis
8.3

Performance

Couchbase
8.0
Redis

Support

Couchbase
Redis
7.6

Implementation

Couchbase
Redis
7.3

Scalability

Couchbase
8.3
Redis

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