Couchbase vs Microsoft SQL Server

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Couchbase vs Microsoft SQL Server: What are the differences?

What is Couchbase? 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.

What is Microsoft SQL Server? A relational database management system developed by Microsoft. Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.

Couchbase and Microsoft SQL Server can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.

"Flexible data model, easy scalability, extremely fast" is the primary reason why developers consider Couchbase over the competitors, whereas "Reliable and easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Microsoft SQL Server.

According to the StackShare community, Microsoft SQL Server has a broader approval, being mentioned in 470 company stacks & 425 developers stacks; compared to Couchbase, which is listed in 45 company stacks and 20 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 Microsoft SQL Server?

Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
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    What are some alternatives to Couchbase and Microsoft SQL Server?
    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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    Decisions about Couchbase and Microsoft SQL Server
    Amazon ElastiCache
    Amazon ElastiCache
    Amazon Elasticsearch Service
    Amazon Elasticsearch Service
    AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
    AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
    Memcached
    Memcached
    Redis
    Redis
    Python
    Python
    AWS Lambda
    AWS Lambda
    Amazon RDS
    Amazon RDS
    Microsoft SQL Server
    Microsoft SQL Server
    MariaDB
    MariaDB
    Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
    Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
    Rails
    Rails
    Ruby
    Ruby
    Heroku
    Heroku
    AWS Elastic Beanstalk
    AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    We initially started out with Heroku as our PaaS provider due to a desire to use it by our original developer for our Ruby on Rails application/website at the time. We were finding response times slow, it was painfully slow, sometimes taking 10 seconds to start loading the main page. Moving up to the next "compute" level was going to be very expensive.

    We moved our site over to AWS Elastic Beanstalk , not only did response times on the site practically become instant, our cloud bill for the application was cut in half.

    In database world we are currently using Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL also, we have both MariaDB and Microsoft SQL Server both hosted on Amazon RDS. The plan is to migrate to AWS Aurora Serverless for all 3 of those database systems.

    Additional services we use for our public applications: AWS Lambda, Python, Redis, Memcached, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon ElastiCache

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    Reviews of Couchbase and Microsoft SQL Server
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    How developers use Couchbase and Microsoft SQL Server
    Avatar of Brillium, Inc.
    Brillium, Inc. uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

    We've always counted on SQL Server as our database backend. It has served us well over the years. It isn't the cheapest part of our stack, but with the plethora of tools provided by 3rd parties, we have found an incredible and scalable method of keeping our data available and easy to maintain.

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    Andrew Miller uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

    Defacto, industry standard for backend relational databases. Entity Framework makes designing, migrating & maintaining SQL Server databases a breeze. LocalDB is especially helpful during development.

    Avatar of David Flynn
    David Flynn uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

    Our core systems that we integrate with are using SQL Server 2012 / 2016 database servers. We use database views on core system databases to help build our domain model.

    Avatar of InsideSales.com
    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.

    Avatar of opening.io
    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.

    Avatar of Olo
    Olo uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

    Main transactional database. SQL Server 2012 Enterprise with AlwaysOn Availability Groups for high availability and disaster recovery.

    Avatar of Arbor Health, LLC
    Arbor Health, LLC uses Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server

    Managing script output and input, as well as data cleansing.

    Avatar of Dotmetrics
    Dotmetrics uses CouchbaseCouchbase

    Real-time data interaction on 600000+ rpm.

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