In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, organizations are constantly striving to modernize their applications. Their goals often include improving customer satisfaction, staying ahead of the competition, and lowering overall costs. A significant part of this modernization involves the database and its related infrastructure. Enter Couchbase Capella™, a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) solution that’s instrumental in helping businesses cut costs.

What is Couchbase Capella?

Capella is a modern, fully managed NoSQL DBaaS that offers flexibility, speedy in-memory performance, enterprise-level features, and proven offline mobile & IoT enablement, all with a low total cost of ownership (TCO). It offers:

    • Flexibility and performance: At its heart, Capella is a modern NoSQL DBaaS with a flexible JSON data model. It delivers caching with millisecond performance, scalability, and advanced security, all while ensuring a low TCO.
    • Fully managed service: Capella takes the hassle out of setup, configuration, and maintenance, allowing teams to concentrate on development and speeding up time to market.
    • Enterprise robustness: With built-in ACID transactions, SQL query, search, eventing, and analytics capabilities, Capella ensures data reliability across multicloud clusters and offers top-tier security standards.
    • Mobile and IoT ready: Capella’s App Services support mobile and IoT applications that need to be always on, with offline data storage and seamless data sync between the database and edge devices.

Cost-saving features of Capella

Capella offers a flexible, scalable, and efficient NoSQL DBaaS solution, enhancing developer productivity, optimizing performance, and reducing costs across hardware, management, and database administration. 

    • Schema flexibility: JSON’s adaptability reduces costs linked to data modeling and schema modifications.
    • Scalability: Capella’s in-memory architecture ensures high performance and efficient resource utilization, eliminating the need for expensive resource upgrades.
    • Developer productivity: With JSON and SQL++, developers can work more efficiently, reducing development cycles and costs.
    • NoSQL strengths: Features like automatic sharding and geo-replication simplify database administration, reducing operational costs.
    • SQL++ efficiency: This query language allows developers to use their existing SQL skills, reducing training costs and development time.
    • Multi-model platform: Capella can handle various data access patterns, reducing the need for multiple databases and associated costs.
    • Price-performance: Capella’s industry-leading price-performance ratio ensures you get maximum value for your investment.
    • Multi-Dimensional Scaling: This capability allows for fine-tuned control over database services, optimizing resource consumption and performance.
    • High-density storage with Magma: This storage engine efficiently handles large datasets, reducing memory and hardware costs.
    • Reduced management overhead: Being a fully managed DBaaS, Capella reduces hardware, operational, and downtime costs.

Capella’s competitive edge

A 2023 study by Altoros compared leading NoSQL DBaaS platforms and found Couchbase Capella to have the best price-performance across a variety of workloads, especially for larger data needs. Price-performance factors in not only throughput but also software costs. Learn more and get the report.

Customer examples

Many Couchbase clients have shared their success stories on the third-party platform, TechValidate. These testimonials highlight significant improvements in performance metrics, including higher throughput, reduced latency, and accelerated query speeds. For instance, Amadeus, a global leader in travel technology, saw a return on investment in less than 12 months and reduced their TCO by over 50%. 

Several other companies across various industries have also benefited from Couchbase’s capabilities., an Edge-Platform-as-a-Service provider, experienced a 100x performance boost after transitioning to Couchbase. Healthcare analytics firm BroadJump reduced storage needs by 50% and achieved faster query performance. Gannett, an American media conglomerate, cut licensing fees by 75% upon migrating to Couchbase. Lastly, a European SaaS company providing logistics solutions chose Capella and its App Services, resulting in improved agility, cost-efficiency, and a TCO reduction of over 45%.


Couchbase Capella DBaaS is not just a robust database solution; it’s a strategic tool for businesses looking to consolidate, streamline, and save costs. From its high-performance operations to its advanced security features, Capella offers a comprehensive package that ensures a reduced TCO for organizations. Whether you’re a developer or a business leader, Capella provides the tools and features to drive growth while keeping costs in check.

Learn more:



Posted by Tim Rottach, Director of Product Line Marketing

Tim Rottach is Director of Product Line Marketing at Couchbase.

Leave a reply