Excellent, fast, scalable data platform
September 27, 2018

Excellent, fast, scalable data platform

Alex Cavnar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Couchbase Data Platform

We use it primarily when a fast, scalable database solution is required. This is critical in time sensitive operations. Given the focus placed on N1QL, it makes picking up by traditional SQL developers easier.

Pros

  • Ease of adoption
  • Speed
  • Ease of configuration

Cons

  • Analytics need to have time-series features to compete with OLAP solutions
  • Faster development
  • More scalable
  • New platform for developers to learn always increases ramp-up time
  • Excellent support staff
The product makes it ridiculously easy to add new nodes and configure them for either a specific role or to use them for all roles. Rebalancing is transparent with no downtime.
Couchbase is one of the fastest platforms I've used. Its eventually consistent, memory resident architecture is inherently fast, and every new version is full of performance improvements. Plus, since nodes can be added to fulfill certain roles (query nodes, indexers, data nodes), you can tune your cluster to your workload.
It's reliable. It's been the easiest to use NoSQL solution. Less overhead than standard SQL products.
Couchbase is great for any general purpose situation, especially when speed and availability is a concern. If your data model changes frequently or is heavily unstructured, Couchbase is great.

However, if you need schema validation or enforcement, it lags behind, because that's not the point of the database. Also, because N1QL relies heavily on indexes, I wouldn't recommend it if you plan to do a lot of ad-hoc queries on your production data, as enabling the general index on a production server is not recommended.

Couchbase Server Feature Ratings

Performance
10
Availability
10
Concurrency
10
Security
7
Scalability
10
Data model flexibility
10
Deployment model flexibility
8

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