TechValidate Research on Couchbase

Couchbase Case Study

Fortune 500 Insurance Company Saw ROI in under 6 months


This case study of a Fortune 500 insurance company is based on a July 2020 survey of Couchbase customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Couchbase:

  • Experienced the following challenge prior to implementing Couchbase:
    • Poor database management
  • Evaluated the following vendor before choosing Couchbase:
    • MongoDB

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Couchbase that the surveyed company uses:

  • Values the following Couchbase features compared to other solutions they have used:
    • Flexible schema
    • Full Text search
    • Analytics
    • Mobile capabilities
    • N1QL
    • Cache
    • Memory-first architecture
  • Is storing up to 200GB of data in Couchbase.
  • Is running 301k – 500k requests/operations per second in Couchbase.
  • Describes their Couchbase deployment:
    • Clusters: 50-200
    • Nodes: 50-200


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Couchbase:

  • Saw returned value within 3-6 months after implementing Couchbase.
  • Rates the following improvements since working with Couchbase:
    • Lowered total cost of ownership: 50-74%
    • Increased query performance: 75%-100%
    • Accelerated development cycles: 50-74%
    • Accelerated response times: 25-49%
    • Experienced a more efficient help desk: 50-74%
    • Experienced more efficient database management: 75%-100%
    • Improved application uptime & availability: 25-49%

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Couchbase by TechValidate.

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