Couchbase Awarded Best Database Overall, DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards (2020)

2020 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards: Best Database Overall

The pressure is to improve how data is managed and accessed. With more choices than ever, including a wide range of NoSQL and relational platforms, cloud and on-prem deployments, customers want the right database for the data storage need at hand. Though the choices are many, a unified platform could be the answer as businesses look to consolidate different aspects of their database requirements.  Versatility, performance, scalability, and financial value across cloud, on-premise, and hybrid deployments are among the attributes sought in databases today.



Businesses today work in real-time, not batches. They are in a constant state of change. Applications are being deployed hourly, everywhere on the cloud and beyond. While there are more breakpoints than ever, reliability and near-infinite scale to the peaks and valleys of business are just a core assumption of everyday life. Meanwhile, the brittle hodge-podge of infrastructure that enterprises have built their applications on are too complicated with too many components.

Couchbase is the reimagination of a database given the current advancements in Network, Compute, and Storage. The foundational architectural shift enables Couchbase to deliver blazing speed and scale at one end, and effortlessly perform complex analytics to deliver insights on the other. The memory and network-centric architecture combined with multi-dimensional scaling capabilities and built-in replication protocol allows Couchbase to be globally distributed and extendable to the edge. To come close to equaling what this database does, organizations would need: a document database, front-end cache, SQL database, distributed transaction manager, full-text search engine, an MPP database in the cloud, a Mobile/Embedded database, and mobile back-end services at the edge.

Couchbase is used as a primary data platform across multiple business-critical use cases by over 30% of Fortune 100 companies. Enterprises depend on Couchbase to run everything from a simple key-value application like user profiles to complex enterprise applications like ERP. With key innovations like Couchbase Cloud, Couchbase Mobile, and Couchbase Autonomous Operator, we are delivering the solutions to help our customers solve their hardest problems.

READ MORE: This is an excerpt of the DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards Winners (2020) article. Click here for the full results, posted by Joyce Wells, Database Trends and Applications.