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Couchbase Case Study

A Federal Government Customer Significantly Lowers Total Cost of Ownership with Couchbase


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

“Couchbase is a solution that covers a lot of use cases and a lot of services, such as cache, ETL, event management. Moreover, its administration is simplified by ergonomic interfaces.”

“In three words: EASY (for former sql developers), ERGONOMIC (administration interfaces) and FASTER.”


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

  • Experienced the following challenges prior to implementing Couchbase:
    • Performance
    • Replication
  • Evaluated the following vendors before choosing Couchbase:
    • MongoDB
    • Oracle
    • Cassandra
    • Postgres

Use Case

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

  • Values the following Couchbase features compared to other solutions they have used:
    • Mobile capabilities
    • N1QL
  • Is storing 50 – 500 million documents in Couchbase.
  • Describes their Couchbase deployment:
    • Clusters: up to 10
    • Nodes: up to 10


The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Couchbase:

  • Rates the following improvements since working with Couchbase:
    • Lowered total cost of ownership: 50-74%
    • Increased query performance: 75%-100%
    • Increased operational efficiency: 75%-100%
    • Accelerated development cycles: 50-74%
    • Accelerated response times: 75%-100%
    • Experienced a more efficient help desk: 75%-100%
    • Experienced more efficient database management: 50-74%
    • Improved application uptime & availability: 50-74%

About This Data

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

TechValidate verifies the identity and organizational affiliation of all participants that contribute to published research data. When research participants so desire, we also guarantee their anonymity so that they may share information honestly and freely.

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