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Couchbase vs InfluxDB: What are the differences?

Developers describe Couchbase 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. On the other hand, InfluxDB is detailed as "An open-source distributed time series database with no external dependencies". InfluxDB is a scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics. It has a built-in HTTP API so you don't have to write any server side code to get up and running InfluxDB is designed to be scalable, simple to install and manage, and fast to get data in and out..

Couchbase and InfluxDB belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Couchbase are:

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

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

  • Time-Centric Functions
  • Scalable Metrics
  • Events

"Flexible data model, easy scalability, extremely fast" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Couchbase, while over 36 developers mention "Time-series data analysis" as the leading cause for choosing InfluxDB.

InfluxDB is an open source tool with 16.7K GitHub stars and 2.38K GitHub forks. Here's a link to InfluxDB's open source repository on GitHub.

SimpleCrypto, Impossible Software, and capscale are some of the popular companies that use InfluxDB, whereas Couchbase is used by RecordSetter, Musixmatch, and Crowdpark. InfluxDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 119 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to Couchbase, which is listed in 45 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.

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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.

What is InfluxDB?

InfluxDB is a scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics. It has a built-in HTTP API so you don't have to write any server side code to get up and running. InfluxDB is designed to be scalable, simple to install and manage, and fast to get data in and out.
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What are some alternatives to Couchbase and InfluxDB?
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.
CouchDB
Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for MapReduce indexes, and regular HTTP for its API. CouchDB is a database that completely embraces the web. Store your data with JSON documents. Access your documents and query your indexes with your web browser, via HTTP. Index, combine, and transform your documents with JavaScript.
Cassandra
Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
Redis
Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
HBase
Apache HBase is an open-source, distributed, versioned, column-oriented store modeled after Google' Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data by Chang et al. Just as Bigtable leverages the distributed data storage provided by the Google File System, HBase provides Bigtable-like capabilities on top of Apache Hadoop.
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Reviews of Couchbase and InfluxDB
Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

Influx doesn't currently natively support horizontal distribution. Hard to recommend it until they implement that.

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Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

InfluxDB is a game changer

How developers use Couchbase and InfluxDB
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ShadowICT uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

We use InfluxDB as a store for our data that gets fed into Grafana. It's ideal for this as it's a lightweight storage engine that can be modified on the fly by scripts without having to log into the server itself and manage tables. The HTTP API also makes it ideal for integrating with frontend services.

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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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Goyoboard uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

To track time-series of course, utilizing few retention rules and continuous queries to keep time-series data fast and maintanable

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sapslaj uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

InfluxDB ingests information from various sources (mostly Telegraf instances) into one place for monitoring purposes.

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Chris Hartwig uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

All our metrics go through InfluxDB, both applicative and system

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Dotmetrics uses CouchbaseCouchbase

Real-time data interaction on 600000+ rpm.

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