7 frequent challenges with Redis/MongoDB

Using MongoDB™ with Redis can enhance performance, but the combination adds significant complexity and might introduce more challenges. Because Redis lacks some features, it often needs additional modules that further complicate the setup.


Key features of Couchbase vs. Redis + MongoDB

  • What’s included
  • Built-in cache
  • JSON flexibility
  • Automatic mobile sync and peer-to-peer sync
  • Masterless architecture
  • Full SQL querying
  • Multi-master geographic replication
  • Analytics
  • Automatic sharding/partitioning
  • Database logic
  • Built-in full-text search
  • Data structures (queue, set, etc.)
  • Multi-dimensional scaling
  • Couchbase
  • Eventing, UDFs
  • Redis + MongoDB
  • Redis only
  • Requires RedisJSON module
  • MongoDB only
  • Redis is Lua only

Success stories: Couchbase over MongoDB and Redis

  • "With less than half the servers, we can increase performance and gain a much better scalable architecture."
    Amir Ish-Shalom, Sr. Director of Operations, Viber
    15 billion call and message events/day
    60% reduction in total servers
  • “The most important thing is the multi-dimensional scaling. Having a few nodes for a specific use case is very powerful.”
    Jay Duraisamy, SVP, USIS Engineering Leader, Equifax
    300+ million documents in 40 mins
    1.5 billion constantly changing records
  • “None of the other solutions came even close to Couchbase’s broad enterprise capabilities.”
    Aviram Agmon,<