Couchbase Overview

Couchbase is the #4 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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ChiefEngb11c
Chief Information Officer at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Jan 8, 2019
It can scale horizontally, and we are looking to expand our capacity

What is our primary use case?

We use it for data link utilization.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is pretty stable."
  • "It can scale horizontally, and we are looking to expand our capacity."
  • "The failover and failback could be a bit easier. When I looked at it last time, it had to be manually done. It also took over an hour for us to rebalance all the nodes."
  • "The performance could be quicker and better, especially in the querying process."

What other advice do I have?

Couchbase is a good solution to a lot of problems, but you will have to do your own research on it. It does have the scalability. It fits most of our needs. Though, the performance could be quicker and better, especially in the querying process. We actually have not used it with AWS. We just purchased directly with them, and we have our own hardware. As part of our solution, we are now looking to move some of the solution to AWS. We want to provide solutions to our customers and package it as a product, and it feels like a lot of people are asking for cloud as an option. Therefore, we are…
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