Couchbase is great but expensive
May 13, 2020

Couchbase is great but expensive

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Couchbase

It is mostly used by e-commerce development across several different development teams.
  • Shopping cart checkout
  • Concurrent writes
  • Metadata repo
  • Backup processes without data loss.
  • Reduce costs to align with competitors.
  • Free training for new support teams instead of cost-based.
  • Negative ROI due to high yearly subscription costs.
  • Faster transaction speed.
While it has some great capabilities, if the developers don't have the n1ql knowledge or understand how to properly connect to the data, there can be very unique issues that are hard to identify. I recommend free online training sessions for developers who use this that ends with a certificate qualifying them to develop to it. This would really help the CB database Support team.
Comparable but more costly. More features but not necessarily correlated to the price point.
Obviously, it's not well suited for anything transactional. It's also not greatly suited for upgrades or patches without turning off auto-failover. It is well suited for metadata databases and front end fast data retrieval.
It is relatively easy to deploy without training but not intuitive enough to set it up with best practices without pretty good working knowledge of the DB and all its settings and terminology.

Couchbase Server Feature Ratings

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