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DePauw University Values Their Couchbase Deployment as Priceless


This case study of DePauw is based on an October 2020 survey of Couchbase customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


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
  • Considered the following vendors before choosing Couchbase:
    • Microsoft SQL
    • Datastax

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:
    • Mainframe offload
    • XDCR
  • Is storing 1 – 10 million documents in Couchbase.
  • Is storing 1 – 10 TB of data in Couchbase.
  • Is running 500k – 1M requests/operations per second in Couchbase.
  • Describes their Couchbase deployment:
    • Clusters: 10-50
    • Nodes: 10-50


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Couchbase:

  • Saw returned value within 12+ months after implementing 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: up to 25%
    • Accelerated development cycles: up to 25%
    • Accelerated response times: 25-49%
    • Experienced a more efficient help desk: 25-49%
    • Experienced more efficient database management: 25-49%
    • Improved application uptime & availability: 25-49%
  • Values their Couchbase application/deployment as priceless.
  • Rated Couchbase as 5/5 stars.

About This Data

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