Welcome!

News Feed Item

Couchbase Blows Past Competition in NoSQL Performance Benchmark

Couchbase, Inc., provider of the most complete NoSQL database, today announced preliminary results of an independent NoSQL benchmark by Thumbtack Technology, Inc., an industry leader in NoSQL consulting services, with engagements across industries from ad tech to financial services.

The scalability and performance benchmark followed the industry benchmark standards developed by the Yahoo! Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB) and found that when measured against common workloads on some of the most common use cases, Couchbase consistently outperformed the competition.

“Couchbase Server is quickly becoming the de facto standard for an enterprise class, scalable NoSQL database that can reliably support mission critical applications and a wide variety of use cases,” said Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Couchbase. “It is also becoming obvious that MongoDB is simply not architected for managing mission critical enterprise deployments at scale. This is why companies like Viber are replacing Mongo with Couchbase, and companies like PayPal choose Couchbase over the competition, as the next generation architecture for their business.”

Benchmark results

Couchbase’s design translates into the unmatched performance, which was demonstrated by the Thumbtack Technology benchmark:

  • Couchbase Server read-intensive throughput was 6x more than MongoDB
  • Couchbase Server read-intensive throughput was 7x more than DataStax Enterprise
  • Couchbase Server balanced read / write throughput was 7x more than MongoDB
  • Couchbase Server balanced read / write throughput was 2x more than DataStax Enterprise

“Thumbtack works with organizations around the world to build and deploy scalable solutions. We have implemented almost all the leading NoSQL vendors – including the three tested in this benchmark,” said Ben Engber, Thumbtack Technologies. “Our intention with this benchmark is to provide a current set of metrics for database performance that is easy for others to verify and duplicate. We believe this study does that quite well, and as a result, we are confident in our results that Couchbase Server 2.5 outperforms the competition on all measures.”

About the benchmark

The new benchmark, conducted by Thumbtack Technology, was done with the goal of comparing several popular NoSQL databases in simple and common use cases. The company has led production implementations at client sites for all versions of the databases tested and worked directly with each vendor to ensure optimal configuration for each of the tests.

Thumbtack Technology ran two classic use case scenarios. The first emulated a typical application of 95% reads and 5% writes and the second emulated peak write loads, with 50% reads and 50% writes. Thumbtack Technology provided the testing parameters to ensure that anyone wanting to replicate the tests is able to do so. These include:

  • Tested database versions: Couchbase 2.5, DataStax 2.0.7 and MongoDB 2.6.1
  • Use of the Yahoo! Cloud Serving Benchmark
  • Keeping 90% of the dataset in RAM to achieve the highest performance
  • Running each database on dedicated hardware backed by SSD storage

More details will be available in the full July report.

Couchbase’s Architecture

Couchbase Server was designed from a simple, yet bold vision: build the first general purpose NoSQL database. That bold vision meant that the architecture had to support a large variety of use cases and a future laden with exponentially growing scalability performance and usability requirements. The Server currently organically consolidates the caching tier and the database tier. This gives Couchbase performance characteristics of a cache and the durability of a database. These foundational principles make the server easy to manage, perform at high speeds, scale horizontally and provide the highest availability.

Additional Resources

About Couchbase

Couchbase provides the world’s most complete, most scalable and best performing NoSQL database. Couchbase Server is designed from a simple yet bold vision: build the first and best, general-purpose NoSQL database. That goal has resulted in an industry leading solution that includes a shared nothing architecture, a single node-type, a built-in caching layer, true auto-sharding and the world’s first NoSQL mobile offering: Couchbase Mobile, a complete NoSQL mobile solution comprised of Couchbase Server, Couchbase Sync Gateway and Couchbase Lite. Couchbase Server and all Couchbase Mobile products are open source projects. Couchbase counts many of the world’s biggest brands as its customers, including Amadeus, Bally’s, Beats Music, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, eBay / PayPal, Neiman Marcus, Orbitz, Rakuten / Viber, Sky, Tencent and Verizon, as well as hundreds of other household names worldwide. Couchbase is headquartered in Silicon Valley, and is backed by leading VC’s including Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund and North Bridge Venture Partners. www.couchbase.com

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
Updating DevOps to the latest production data slows down your development cycle. Probably it is due to slow, inefficient conventional storage and associated copy data management practices. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in Product and Solution at Tintri, will talk about DevOps and cloud-focused storage to update hundreds of child VMs (different flavors) with updates from a master VM in minutes, saving hours or even days in each development cycle. He will also...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developm...
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dataloop.IO, an innovator in cloud IT-monitoring whose products help organizations save time and money, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Dataloop.IO is an emerging software company on the cutting edge of major IT-infrastructure trends including cloud computing and microservices. The company, founded in the UK but now based in San Fran...
Discover top technologies and tools all under one roof at April 24–28, 2017, at the Westin San Diego in San Diego, CA. Explore the Mobile Dev + Test and IoT Dev + Test Expo and enjoy all of these unique opportunities: The latest solutions, technologies, and tools in mobile or IoT software development and testing. Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today's most innovative organizations
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and E...