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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 23, 2018

Great data platform

Score 9 out of 10
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The technology is used across many departments and to solve multiple business problems ranging from Internal apps to External apps.
  • Low latency response time with the help of managed cache at bucket level
  • Cross data center replication for high availability across data centers and disaster recovery
  • Secondary indexing and N1QL query support
  • Real-time scaling and Ease of administration
  • Lack of Enterprise features such as centralized administration tool, auditing, replication network.
It is well suited for web and mobile channels where low latency is very important.
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Jordan Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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As a consultant, I stay up to date on the latest Couchbase Server news and features. By my organization, it is strictly being evaluated as a arguably better NoSQL database alternative to MongoDB. As a consultant at Avalon Consulting, LLC., I helped implement 2 benchmarks comparing the major Couchbase releases of 4.0 and 4.5, which introduced the new N1QL functionality.
  • Scaling - By adding more hardware to the Couchbase Server cluster, one can quickly benefit from the overall increase in performance of the system
  • Mobile Synchronization - As a mobile developer, keeping data in sync between an embedded SQLite database and a RDBMS system takes more effort and thought than necessary and reduces time spent developing the rest of the application. Couchbase Server paired with the Sync Gateway and Couchbase Mobile significantly simplifies those transactions.
  • Hands-on documentation via Classes, Seminars, and Tutorials - The free videos on Couchbase's YouTube channel and the courses and seminars that are offered cover much of the basics needed to understand how to quickly get started with Couchbase Server and the features it provides.
  • No enforced schema policy - While this is true of most NoSQL technologies, the main benefit that I see Couchbase has is that they have recommended patterns for designing stored data.
  • Written documentation - Overall, navigating the documentation site is difficult. There have been several times when I try to search for something and find outdated code references or articles.
I would recommend Couchbase Server to someone looking for a quick, scalable NoSQL database with some additional useful features such as Mobile Synchronization, and SQL query support. In addition to that, there are connectors to Elasticsearch, which make it useful in search analytics, and Kafka, which make it useful in a Big Data / Hadoop environment. While the examples and tutorials are plentiful, the online written documentation is difficult to navigate.
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Charles Chao | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It was used in the engineering department. We used it as a centralized cache for key-value pairs, for our systems to perform large amounts of lookups. We have a cluster of Couchbase Servers, and mostly we are used the in-memory cache.
  • The Couchbase cluster was very stable. We almost never needed any maintenance work for the cluster.
  • The throughput was excellent. We started with just a 5-node cluster, and it sustained 700K/sec lookup operations for extended period of time. Later we upgraded to a 20-node cluster, it was able to take 1.2 million read/write operations. That's probably the limit of our client application.
  • Very easy on admin side.
  • Based on our use case, we don't have anything in particular that's not satisfactory.
I think Couchbase is very well suited as a centralized cache layer for a heavy load of read operations.
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Performance (50)
Availability (49)
Concurrency (48)
Security (48)
Scalability (48)
Data model flexibility (48)
Deployment model flexibility (47)

About Couchbase

Couchbase is a multi-model NoSQL database for mission-critical applications. It is designed to help deliver ever-richer and ever more personalized customer and employee experiences. Built with powerful NoSQL technology, the Couchbase Data Platform was architected on top of an open source foundation for the massively interactive enterprise. The geo-distributed Engagement Database promises to provide developer agility and manageability, as well as performance at any scale.

Customers include industry leaders Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, eBay, Marriott, Neiman Marcus, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, Wells Fargo, as well as hundreds of other household names. For more information, visit

Couchbase Features

Has featureMulti-Dimensional Scaling (MDS)
Has featureCross Data Center Replication (XDCR)
Has featureFlexible Schema (JSON + N1QL)
Has featureFull Text Search (FTS)
Has featureAnalytics
Has featureMobile & IoT Integration
Has featureMemory-First Architecture
Has featureBig Data & SQL Integration
Has featureKey Value
Has featureCloud Native
Has featureQuery

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  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Couchbase Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Mobile Application:No