Couchbase, powerful nosql
April 15, 2022

Couchbase, powerful nosql

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Couchbase Community Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Couchbase

We use Couchbase for two main purposes. First is the NoSQL database to store unstructured data. The n1ql language is very powerful to retrieve these data in every possible way. The second purpose is key/value storage used in caches. We use Couchbase to store serialized java objects representing cached data.
  • N1QL requests
  • Key/value storage
  • Performance
  • Indexes need some time to understand
  • Documentation could be improved somtimes
  • Effective distributed cache to preserve low latency services
  • Indexes are very important and not easy to learn
All performance issues we encountered were design issues. Couchbase was not responsible. Couchbase provides all necessary tools to improve performance and resilience, but it is not accessible to every developer. Some features like replication or the defensive need to be handled by the experts.
We did not use Couchbase mobile. Couchbase is used on legacy applications and new stateless applications based on REST APIs. These applications use Couchbase to store data for cache purposes or classic storage. Mobile applications use Couchbase, but not directly, only through backend APIs.
NoSQL was necessary to store our unstructured data, in JSON format. This occurred with a big rewriting of applications with RESTFul APIs. When moving to the NoSQL world, the main problem was to drive developers in this world. Some developers from legacy applications tried to use Couchbase like regular SQL databases.
Couchbase was mainly selected because it provided professional support, which was mandatory. I did not participate in the technical decisions.

Do you think Couchbase delivers good value for the price?

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Did Couchbase live up to sales and marketing promises?

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Did implementation of Couchbase go as expected?


Would you buy Couchbase again?


Couchbase is very efficient for the key/value storage of serialized Java objects. It provides a very simple way to have a distributed cache with very low latency. Operations are easy and API is very well done. You can define the time to live on each data to provide a powerful cache.

Couchbase Feature Ratings

Data model flexibility
Deployment model flexibility