I see a massive gap of popularity between MongoDB and Couchbase.

What features\advantages does mongo have over couchbase?

I'm deploying DB instances in a cluster, between datacenters, where all servers accept incoming requests. Is it not simpler to do this with couchbase, that has only one server role, and less configuration?

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    There are many feature differences besides the server roles. I'd suggest you consider them, too, when choosing. – Michael Green Jul 7 '16 at 17:04

You are indeed correct!

It is very simple to deploy Couchbase instances and cluster them. This is because Couchbase has a single node type which minimizes configuration, like you've mentioned.

What you might not know is that Couchbase has a built in caching layer, eliminating the need to install other caching services to sit next to your database. This puts an emphasis on performance, which is critical in modern database.


I am a Developer Advocate at Couchbase, and listed a few advantages for you.

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    "I'm a Developer Advocate for Couchbase." I believe you should declare your affiliations so the poster can weigh the answer in the fullest possible knowledge. – Michael Green Jul 7 '16 at 17:02

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