Couchbase licensing is designed for both flexibility and value. Subscriptions are sold on a per-node basis and are available in various sizes and support levels to better fit customer use cases.

The proven business value of Couchbase

Additional revenue per year per organization


5-year ROI


Payback period

7 Months

Real savings for real customers

75% cheaper


Gannett reduced licensing costs – $240,000 vs. $1 million per year spent on SQL Server.

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60% fewer servers


By replacing MongoDB™ and Redis with Couchbase, Viber reduced the number of servers from 300 to 120.

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60-70% lower cost


By running on commodity hardware, the company expects to significantly cut database costs.

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Enterprise product-grade security and scalability

Feature Community Edition Enterprise Edition
Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) couchbase info logo

Administrators in Couchbase Server can be restricted to specific roles that can manage nodes, buckets, security administration, and more. Only the Enterprise Edition comes with role-based access control.

Multi-Dimensional Scaling (MDS) couchbase info logo

Multi-Dimensional Scaling (MDS) improves performance and throughput for mission-critical systems by enabling independent scaling of data, query, and indexing workloads.

24x7 high-performance support couchbase info logo

Our Enterprise License gives you direct access to the Couchbase Support team, including two SLA levels that provide 24x7 support. Support for Community Edition users is provided via the Couchbase Community Forums.  

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