Couchbase Review
August 19, 2020

Couchbase Review

Ausrine Stankeviciute | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Couchbase

Couchbase is my go-to NoSQL database. As a developer, I use Couchbase primarily because of how powerful and flexible it is. It enables me to build applications quicker than ever before and deploy them within the cloud. The main business problem that Couchbase solves is the need for a distributed cloud-based NoSQL database in order to increase scalability and overall development performance.
  • All-in-one NoSQL database with in-built SDKs
  • Distributed database design out of the box
  • Easy to scale development with kubernetes
  • Managing large volumes of data can be slow
  • Documentation could be improved to enable earlier adoption
  • Requires a dedicated internal dev team to support and maintain
  • Enabled unparalleled development scalability
  • Increased overall performance and reliability
  • Sped up application development cycles
I give Couchbase Data Platform a 9/10 in terms of performance. I think that the platform performs well overall but there are a few key areas of improvement, especially with handling high volumes of data where slowness and errors can oftentimes occur. All other features, such as fast indexing, node scalability, multiple data sources and multiple end-users perform superbly.
While considering NoSQL database options, we evaluated MongoDB and Couchbase. We decided to go with Couchbase as our dabatase of choice primarily because we had previous Couchbase experience within the team and we knew that this existing expertise could reduce the time needed to prepare for and migrate to the platform.
The following are scenarios where Couchbase is very well suited:
* Projects where scalability horizontally is a top priority
* Projects where a dedicated team exists that is able to set up, use, maintain and support the database

The following are scenarios where Couchbase is not well suited:
* Projects with new teams or inexperienced teams where upskilling and training will be needed

Couchbase Server Feature Ratings

Data model flexibility
Deployment model flexibility