Cost, reliability, and performance challenges

Couchbase addresses SQL Server's challenges with easier scaling, enhanced performance for large data and joins, and streamlined replication and failover for efficient management.


Key features of Couchbase vs. SQL Server

  • What’s included
  • SQL
  • ACID transactions
  • Schema flexibility
  • Horizontal scaling
  • Automatic replication
  • Built-in caching
  • Multi-model support
  • Mobile and edge sync
  • Automatic sharding
  • Multi-dimensional scaling
  • Database logic
  • REST management API
  • Couchbase
  • Eventing, UDF
  • SQL Server
  • Limited native sharding, complex
  • Sprocs, triggers, views

Success stories: From SQL Server to Couchbase

  • “Couchbase Full-Text Search allows us to deliver customer search results from extremely large datasets very efficiently.”
    Brant Burnett, Systems Architect, CenterEdge Software
    1,000+ accounts
    20+ years serving the entertainment industry
  • “We looked at multiple NoSQL options including MongoDB and Cassandra, and we really liked the architecture of Couchbase.”
    Kris Alexander, Platform Architecture Lead, Gannett
    75% reduction in licensing fees
    140 million digital audience served each month
  • “Couchbase Server provides a flexible data model, including full-text search integration, on which we can develop highly dynamic interactive applications.”
    75,000+ indexed and ranked articles, videos, images
Code snippet

SQL++: Full SQL features with JOINs, CTEs, CRUD, like T-SQL

SELECT, AVG( AS avgOrderTotal
FROM users u
JOIN orders o ON u.userId = META(o).id
WHERE u.membershipLevel = 'Gold' AND u.status = 'active'

SELECT u.Name, AVG(o.Total) AS AvgOrderTotal
FROM Users u
JOIN Orders o ON u.UserId = o.UserId
WHERE u.MembershipLevel = 'Gold' AND u.Status = 'active'
SQL to NoSQL: Automated migration

Migrating from SQL Server to Couchbase: Key strategies and tools.

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