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Couchbase Case Study

Medium Enterprise Media & Entertainment Company Improves Application Uptime & Availability with Couchbase


This case study of a medium enterprise media & entertainment 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 challenges prior to implementing Couchbase:
    • Scaling
    • Performance
    • Replication
    • Reliability & resiliency
  • Evaluated the following vendors before choosing Couchbase:
    • Cassandra
    • Aerospike
    • Postgres

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
    • N1QL
    • XDCR
    • Cache
  • Is storing 10-50 million documents in Couchbase.
  • Is storing 200 GB – 1 TB of data in Couchbase.
  • Is running up to 50k requests/operations per second in Couchbase.
  • Describes their Couchbase deployment:
    • Clusters: up to 10
    • Nodes: 10-50


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Couchbase:

  • Rates the following improvements since working with Couchbase:
    • Lowered total cost of ownership: up to 25%
    • Increased query performance: 25-49%
    • Increased operational efficiency: 25-49%
    • Accelerated development cycles: 25-49%
    • Accelerated response times: 50-74%
    • Experienced more efficient database management: 25-49%
    • Improved application uptime & availability: 50-74%

About This Data

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

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