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Couchbase is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top NoSQL Databases. It is most often compared to Cassandra: Couchbase vs Cassandra

What is Couchbase?

Couchbase Server is a NoSQL database, which has become the de facto standard for building Systems of Engagement. It is designed with a distributed architecture for performance, scalability, and availability. It enables developers to build applications easier and faster by leveraging the power of SQL with the flexibility of JSON.

The new string, date, array, and JSON object functions that have been added to N1QL simplify data transformations and provide richer query expressions.

Faster queries in N1QL are the result of several query engine performance enhancements across many types of operations, including joins and index scans.

The most innovative enterprises are introducing NoSQL to replace or augment legacy databases, including Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. With Couchbase Server, they get the best of both worlds – the powerful querying and enterprise features of a relational database, combined with the scalability, performance, and flexibility of a NoSQL database.

To make the transition easier, Couchbase Server provides many of the same features found in relational databases.

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  • "The price of this solution is better than some of the other competitors."

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Qaiser Shakoor
ETL DeveloperDeveloper at PumaSight
Real User
Top 10
Good interface, dashboard, and analytics, and I have never needed anything else with it

What is our primary use case?

We are solution providers and we are vendors. We provide products to our clients. I am working on Couchbase and Elasticsearch together. We use Couchbase as a family data engine for immigration assistance. We use Elasticsearch to replicate the data in realtime from Couchbase, and then we use the search functionality via Elasticsearch. We are building a property listing system and when it was created we stored all of the data in Couchbase in realtime. We scrape from different sources and select the data from the user agents, and the property agent as well, and then store it. There is a retrieval… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "I have found the views to be very valuable."
  • "It is very difficult to load the backup of the older version to the newer version."

What other advice do I have?

I plan to be using the enhanced version. I would definitely recommend this solution to anyone who is interested in using it. The enterprise version is a more stable version. The indexing is very powerful and the N1QL is especially useful when you come from an SQL background. It will be very powerful. This is why I would recommend Couchbase. To this point, I have never needed anything extra added to it. I am very happy with this solution, and I would rate Couchbase a nine out of ten.
President at YCL
Top 10
Responsive technical support, thorough documentation, and reliable

What is our primary use case?

In our current project, we use this solution in the healthcare field for the telemedical industry and in other projects in the automation industry.

Pros and Cons

  • "The valuable features of Couchbase are the many documents and index types, and they made a lot of features available enabling us to use it as a complete solution for our needs."
  • "There are some limitations to the database. The SQL database cannot handle real-time processing for critical IoT scenarios. What we have to do is store our data into the database then code it out, this wastes a lot of time."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Couchbasean eight out of ten.
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Senior Android Developer at a tech services company with self employed
Real User
Top 10
The most valuable features are the ease of application and the merging of data

What is our primary use case?

There are many shifts and we use Couchbase to log that data whenever they travel from one place to another. We log the data and we merge it in the backend. That's how the application and everything works. If you are a temp person on one shift and you have logged data, we use the nearby API to connect them and to pull and push each other's data.  We also use Couchbase for Android tablet to the cloud. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the ease of application and the merging of data.

What needs improvement?

I have tried multiple libraries in a demo they provide and it works fine, but when it merges with libraries, it creates a problem.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Couchbase for six to eight months.…
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