When comparing Azure Web Apps vs Couchbase, the Slant community recommends Couchbase for most people. In the question“What are the best Backend as a Service providers for webapps?” Couchbase is ranked 4th while Azure Web Apps is ranked 7th.
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Pro 10 free web apps in each datacenter
There's a free plan which provides you with up to 10 free apps hosted on each datacenter, albeit with some restrictions on hard disk size, CPU and RAM.
Pro Easily scale up and down
It's very easy to scale up or down your app in Azure. You can either scale the CPU or RAM according to your needs. There's even an option for autoscaling which lets Azure itself choose when to scale up or down depending on traffic.
Pro Easy to implement N1QL queries
Pro Ability to run ad-hoc SQL like queries on realtime big data
Couchbase N1QL allows native SQL processing over JSON data with high performance indexing for low latency queries at scale.
Pro Easy sync protocol to mobile devices
The minimal code needed to pull data down to a device
Pro Available on Windows, Linux & macOS
Pro Open source
Couchbase and Couchbase Mobile are open source and released under the Apache License.
Pro Ability to make predefined fast queries
With Couchbase you can make "Views" of data, which are practically predefined queries which are fetched with an O(1) algorithm.
Con No model mapper for Android
Couchbase does not have a model mapper for Android built-in and out of the box, instead you will have to write your own from scratch.
Con Vendor lock-in
Con Not Compatible with couchdb
Since version 2 the sync-protocol is no longer compatible with couchdb. This makes couchbase nearly worthless