Couchbase Is the Simple but Effective Solution
March 01, 2016

Couchbase Is the Simple but Effective Solution

Charles Chao | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Couchbase Server

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.
The main impression we had from using Couchbase cluster on our production environment is how stable it is. While other systems might have issues occasionally and require an on-call team, our Couchbase cluster never had any issues.

Other things include: its performance, ease to use, and good support.
  • Good support/customer servvice
  • Increased production on time
Easy to set up. Low cost. Good support.
Basically everything that was mentioned in this review. There is really no reason to switch off and try to use another product to perform the same functionality when Couchbase cluster is performing this well.
I think Couchbase is very well suited as a centralized cache layer for a heavy load of read operations.