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Qaiser Shakoor - PeerSpot reviewer
ETL DeveloperDeveloper at PumaSight
Real User
Top 10
Good interface, dashboard, and analytics, and I have never needed anything else with it
Pros and Cons
  • "I have found the views to be very valuable."
  • "It is very difficult to load the backup of the older version to the newer version."

What is our primary use case?

We are solution providers and we are vendors. We provide products to our clients.

I am working on Couchbase and Elasticsearch together. We use Couchbase as a family data engine for immigration assistance. We use Elasticsearch to replicate the data in realtime from Couchbase, and then we use the search functionality via Elasticsearch.

We are building a property listing system and when it was created we stored all of the data in Couchbase in realtime. We scrape from different sources and select the data from the user agents, and the property agent as well, and then store it. There is a retrieval method built into Couchbase.

What is most valuable?

I have found the views to be very valuable.

When using Couchbase, I did not face any issues and I think it's quite straightforward. The documentation is clear for the tools, the query, and the indexing. These are easily understood.

I have not faced any difficulty when using Couchbase. It may be because I am a senior developer, so it might be a problem for a junior developer, but I cannot say anything about them.

The interface is good, the dashboard is good, and the analytics is very good. These features have helped us a lot.

What needs improvement?

Most of the time, the only issued that I have faced was when we upgraded the Couchbase version. It is very difficult to load the backup of the older version to the newer version.

The only problem with it, I mentioned, the loading data from a different version. For that, we use replication to solve the issue. This is the only bad issue we faced, otherwise it is perfect.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Couchbase for three years.

Currently, I am using version 6.0.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable. I have not experienced any issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution.

In our organization, we have two to three people using Couchbase, and another two to three developers are using Elastic Search.

How are customer service and technical support?

Communication with the technical support team is rare because most of the time, our clients have not purchased the enterprise version. We solve the issues on our end to keep the project cost low. The project was not too extensive, so we never needed to contact support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we were using MongoDB.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

We have deployed this solution onto our own cloud. We installed the Agentpoint and deployed Couchbase onto the enterprise cloud here.

The deployment took a couple of months, and to draw the schema and design the other requirements took three to four months.

I will be using the enhanced version when we set it up for the customer.

What about the implementation team?

We have a team in our organization to maintain this solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other options as well, but we choose Couchbase for the immediate consistency with Elastic, and the real-time native replication plugin, which is fantastic!

What other advice do I have?

I plan to be using the enhanced version.

I would definitely recommend this solution to anyone who is interested in using it.

The enterprise version is a more stable version. The indexing is very powerful and the N1QL is especially useful when you come from an SQL background. It will be very powerful.

This is why I would recommend Couchbase. To this point, I have never needed anything extra added to it.

I am very happy with this solution, and I would rate Couchbase a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Other
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Chief Technology Officer at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable cloud database that offers lower latency and good caching
Pros and Cons
  • "The principal advantage of Couchbase is that we can have multiple database paradigms in the same product, without deploying multiple databases. We also like that it has lower latency, when compared to its competitor: Cassandra."
  • "We would like to have a better management of Kubernetes with the free, open source version of Couchbase. We don't have any major complaints other than that."

What is our primary use case?

We're using Couchbase for general purposes and for caching.

What is most valuable?

The principal advantage of Couchbase for us is that we can have multiple database paradigms in the same product, without deploying multiple databases.

We also like that it has lower latency, when compared to its competitor: Cassandra.

What needs improvement?

We would like to have a better management of Kubernetes with the free, open source version of Couchbase. We don't have any major complaints other than that.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been dealing with Couchbase just very recently, approximately two months now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Couchbase seems to be a stable product.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Couchbase does have an open source version, but it has some problems for deploying in Kubernetes, so we are thinking of going with the commercial version. We estimate that it's not very expensive, however, the pricing that you can get from the account managers, e.g. the public pricing, is a bit expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were able to evaluate Cassandra. When comparing the two: Couchbase is more general purpose, and it has a smaller latency, while Cassandra is easier to manage with the open source version in cluster environments.

What other advice do I have?

We have only tested deployment for Couchbase. It's just in POC, so it's still too early to tell if the deployment is easy or complex, until we have deployed it in a production environment. It's currently not deployed fully.

We hope that Couchbase is scalable, as there are some studies that we have seen that mention its scalability, but as it's only in POC now, it's still difficult to know for sure.

We have not interacted with technical support yet, so I'm not able to give an evaluation for Couchbase support.

For now, I cannot say if I would recommend this product to others. It's still too early, e.g. it's better if we use it for more months, so we can have more information about it.

I'm rating Couchbase nine out of ten. I didn't give it a perfect score because the implementation schemas need to be improved, and we don't have much data currently.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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