Altoros and Couchbase to Introduce a Scoring Framework for Custom Evaluation of NoSQL Data Stores

Top Quote The 2014 NoSQL tech report-to be presented to the public on 11/6-contains an in-depth scoring framework for custom evaluation of NoSQL data stores. It also provides a sample architecture analysis of Cassandra, MongoDB and Couchbase (21 criteria). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 07, 2014 - Altoros, a leading Cloud Foundry integration specialist, released a 53-page report that features a comprehensive scoring framework for custom evaluation of NoSQL data stores. Unlike other studies that focus on one or two dimensions only, this research approaches NoSQL databases from 20+ technical angles, covering the criteria essential for selecting a large-scale data-intensive database. The reportalso includes a sample comparison of the three leading NoSQL systems: Couchbase Server, MongoDB, and Cassandra (DataStax). It will be presented to the public on November 6, 2014, during a technical webinar by Altoros and Couchbase.

    "The variety of workloads and NoSQL databases makes it difficult to select an appropriate tool for a particular use case: vendors hide weaknesses, available benchmarks are hard to reproduce, and their configuration is often questionable," said Renat Khasanshyn, CEO at Altoros. "These are just some of the reasons why unbiased third-party investigations are extremely hard to get a hold of. The 2014 NoSQL comparison report is the outcome of a three-year journey on the way to solving that very problem."

    How to choose a NoSQL data store, if you have so many criteria?

    In the course of three years, Altoros's engineers evaluated a variety of NoSQL databases across multiple technical criteria, such as performance, deployment, fault tolerance, replication, etc. While the customer needs differed from a project to a project, performance was among the factors that mattered for architects and DBAs, but not the only one. That is why at one point the company came up with a scoring matrix and templates that can be re-used by anyone for custom analysis of NoSQL systems.

    The scoring framework set out in this document allows architects and engineers to assign different weights to evaluation criteria. As a result, it is possible to choose a NoSQL data store taking into consideration custom needs for data structure/formats, deployment, scalability, etc.

    As an example, the report evaluates Couchbase Server, Cassandra (DataStax), and MongoDB, scoring them on a scale from 1 to 10-in a variety of categories with equal weights. The results are summarized in a comparative table, while additional 29 charts demonstrate how the data stores performed and scaled under four types of workloads.

    The full version of the paper can be downloaded here:

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    11/6 webinar: diving into the NoSQL tech report with Couchbase and Altoros

    To find out more about the results and learn how to use the scoring matrix for comparing NoSQL DBs for your use case, you can attend the upcoming webinar "NoSQL Database Architecture and Performance: How to Evaluate and Benchmark." Renat Khasanshyn of Altoros and Shane Johnson of Couchbase will presenttemplates and tools for setting evaluation goals and profiling workloads, as well as explain how benchmark your app from the "war zone"- alongside with the lessons learned and tips on how to make it work for your company.

    "Sometimes it is tricky to compare different NoSQL systems optimized for different workloads and use cases," said Shane Johnson, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Couchbase. "Nevertheless, there are technical criteria important for all mission-critical database architectures within an enterprise."

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    About Altoros
    Altoros brings Cloud Foundry-based "software factories" and NoSQL-driven "data lakes" into organizations through training, deployment, and integration. With 250+ employees across 8 countries, Altoros is the company behind some of the world's largest Cloud Foundry and NoSQL deployments. For more on benchmarking NoSQL / Hadoop / PaaS technologies, please visit or follow the updates at ( @ ) altoros (http://twitter dot com/altoros) dot

    About Couchbase
    Couchbase provides the world's most complete, most scalable and best performing NoSQL database. Couchbase Server is designed from a simple yet bold vision: build the first and best, general-purpose NoSQL database. That goal has resulted in an industry leading solution that includes a shared nothing architecture, a single node-type, a built in caching layer, true auto-sharding and the world's first NoSQL mobile offering: Couchbase Mobile, a complete NoSQL mobile solution comprised of Couchbase Server, Couchbase Sync Gateway and Couchbase Lite. Couchbase Server and all Couchbase Mobile products are open source projects. Couchbase counts many of the world's biggest brands as its customers, including AT&T, Amadeus, Bally's, Beats Music, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, eBay / PayPal, Neiman Marcus, Orbitz, Rakuten / Viber, Sky, Tencent, Tesco, Verizon and Willis Group, as well as hundreds of other household names worldwide. Couchbase is headquartered in Silicon Valley, and has raised $115 million in funding from Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners and WestSummit.

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