What are some alternatives?
When comparing Linode and Couchbase Data Platform, you can also consider the following products
DigitalOcean - Simplifying cloud hosting. Deploy an SSD cloud server in 55 seconds.
Redis - Redis is an open source in-memory data structure project implementing a distributed, in-memory key-value database with optional durability.
Vultr - VULTR Global Cloud Hosting - Brilliantly Fast SSD VPS Cloud Servers. 100% KVM Virtualization
MongoDB - MongoDB (from "humongous") is a scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL database.
Microsoft Azure - Windows Azure and SQL Azure enable you to build, host and scale applications in Microsoft datacenters.
Cloudant - A scalable JSON document database for web, mobile, IoT and serverless applications.