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Azure Cosmos DB vs Couchbase: What are the differences?

Developers describe Azure Cosmos DB as "A fully-managed, globally distributed NoSQL database service". Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development. On the other hand, Couchbase is detailed as "Document-Oriented NoSQL Database". Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible SQL databases, the Couchbase NoSQL database is built on an open source foundation and architected to help developers solve real-world problems and meet high scalability demands.

Azure Cosmos DB can be classified as a tool in the "NoSQL Database as a Service" category, while Couchbase is grouped under "Databases".

Some of the features offered by Azure Cosmos DB are:

  • Fully managed with 99.99% Availability SLA
  • Elastically and highly scalable (both throughput and storage)
  • Predictable low latency: <10ms @ P99 reads and <15ms @ P99 fully-indexed writes

On the other hand, Couchbase provides the following key features:

  • JSON document database
  • N1QL (SQL-like query language)
  • Secondary Indexing

"Best-of-breed NoSQL features" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Azure Cosmos DB, while over 13 developers mention "Flexible data model, easy scalability, extremely fast" as the leading cause for choosing Couchbase.

According to the StackShare community, Couchbase has a broader approval, being mentioned in 45 company stacks & 21 developers stacks; compared to Azure Cosmos DB, which is listed in 24 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

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What is Azure Cosmos DB?

Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development.

What is Couchbase?

Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible SQL databases, the Couchbase NoSQL database is built on an open source foundation and architected to help developers solve real-world problems and meet high scalability demands.
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    What are some alternatives to Azure Cosmos DB and Couchbase?
    Azure SQL Database
    It is the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and up to a 212% return on investment. It is a database service that can quickly and efficiently scale to meet demand, is automatically highly available, and supports a variety of third party software.
    MongoDB Atlas
    MongoDB Atlas is a global cloud database service built and run by the team behind MongoDB. Enjoy the flexibility and scalability of a document database, with the ease and automation of a fully managed service on your preferred cloud.
    MongoDB
    MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
    Amazon DynamoDB
    With it , you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available distributed database cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
    Cloud Firestore
    Cloud Firestore is a NoSQL document database that lets you easily store, sync, and query data for your mobile and web apps - at global scale.
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    How developers use Azure Cosmos DB and Couchbase
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    InsideSales.com uses CouchbaseCouchbase

    We use Couchbase heavily in our PowerStandings platform to enable real-time analytics of agent data, as well as data storage for parts of our new Playbooks product.

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    opening.io uses CouchbaseCouchbase

    Main data storage. Any writes to Couchbase auto-replicate to Elasticsearch (via XDRC) and from there on propagate into the internal Jezebel pipeline via opes.

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    Daniel Kovacs uses Azure Cosmos DBAzure Cosmos DB

    If you need a document-based database with geo-redundancy (imagine AU-HU distance), this is the way to go.

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    Dotmetrics uses CouchbaseCouchbase

    Real-time data interaction on 600000+ rpm.

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