Couchbase vs Riak: What are the differences?
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; Riak: A distributed, decentralized data storage system. Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.
Couchbase and Riak belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.
"Flexible data model, easy scalability, extremely fast" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Couchbase, while over 9 developers mention "High Performance " as the leading cause for choosing Riak.
Riak is an open source tool with 3.24K GitHub stars and 530 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Riak's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Couchbase has a broader approval, being mentioned in 45 company stacks & 21 developers stacks; compared to Riak, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.
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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.
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.