CHALLENGES

Apache CouchDB vs. Couchbase

While the name is similar, CouchDB fails to deliver the same functionality and high performance as Couchbase. Customers who switch to Couchbase usually mention CouchDB’s lack of data consistency, speed, and support for development tools.

FEATURES

Feature set: Couchbase vs. CouchDB

  • Developer agility
  • Data models
  • Consistency
  • Replication
  • Locking
  • Query language
  • Secondary indexes
  • Notifications
  • Services
  • Couchbase Server
  • JSON document, key-value
  • Strong, including distributed ACID transactions
  • Master-master
  • Optimistic and pessimistic
  • Yes, SQL++ (SQL for JSON)
  • Yes
  • Yes, database change protocol / eventing service
  • Data, query, index, full-text search, analytics, eventing, backup, mobile sync
  • Apache CouchDB
  • JSON document, key-value
  • Eventual
  • Master-master by default with optional clustering for quorum writes and reads
  • Optimistic with modified MVCC
  • Yes, using a limited find API derived from MongoDB™
  • Yes
  • Yes, changes feeds
  • Data, query, index
  • Performance at scale
  • Storage (performance)
  • Integrated cache (performance)
  • Managed cache (performance)
  • Couchbase Server
  • Append-only B-tree
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Apache CouchDB
  • Append-only B-tree
  • No
  • No
  • Manage with ease
  • Automatic failover (management)
  • Cross data center replication (management)
  • Couchbase Server
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Apache CouchDB
  • Not by default; can be configured for quorum reads
  • Yes
CUSTOMERS

What customers are saying

  • "We found that the replication technology across data centers for Couchbase was superior, especially for large workloads."
    Claus Moldt, CIO, FICO
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