Performance Benchmarks

See how Atlas, DynamoDB, and Capella compare in the DBaaS performance report

See how Couchbase outperforms on enterprise workloads


YCSB for Systems of Engagement

YCSB-JSON extends the YCSB framework from simple key-value workloads to JSON database capabilities, with operations representative of modern enterprise applications that require JOINs, GROUP BY, ORDER BY, aggregates, pagination capabilities, and much more.

In order to evaluate the performance of Couchbase against the competition, we collaborated with independent vendor Altoros to execute two of the modern YCSB workloads (leveraging pagination and joins). In both workloads Couchbase outperformed the competition by demonstrating much better performance at scale. For more details and to run these benchmarks in your own environment, you can download the benchmark scripts from GitHub.

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YCSB for key-value workloads

Couchbase routinely tests its core database engine against the Yahoo! Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB), an industry-standard performance benchmark for cloud databases.

Using the results of these benchmark tests, Couchbase is able to improve the performance, scalability, and resource efficiency with each release of Couchbase Server. To test its latest release, Couchbase compared its performance at various scale with two competitors. This benchmark test used standard YCSB Workload A, which is a 50-50 mix of read and update operations. The results, published by the independent vendor Altoros, show that Couchbase outperformed both competitors, delivering much higher throughput at lower latencies. To run these benchmarks in your own environment, you can download the benchmark scripts from GitHub.

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Price-performance ratio for IoT

Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC), a nonprofit corporation founded to define transaction processing and database benchmarks, now includes TPCx-IoT, the industry’s first benchmark specifically designed to provide verifiable performance, price-performance, and availability metrics for commercially available database systems that typically ingest massive amounts of data from large numbers of devices.

Couchbase and Cisco jointly executed the TPCx-IoT workload on Cisco UCS Mini machines running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2, and the results demonstrated a 25% better price-performance ratio (0.71 USD/IoTps) from Couchbase compared to Cloudera HBase.


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