Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Couchbase database overview
Couchbase is a privately held company funded by Accel Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund and North Bridge Venture Partners. It’s the simple, fast, elastic NoSQL database technology for interactive web applications. Couchbase is the NoSQL database market share leader, with production deployments at AOL, Deutsche Post, NTT Docomo, Salesforce.com, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Zynga and hundreds of other organizations worldwide. Couchbase products enable a more flexible, scalable, high-performance, and cost-effective approach to data management than relational database solutions and are particularly well suited for web applications deployed on virtualized or cloud infrastructures, and mobile applications requiring real-time data synchronization between devices and the cloud.
“NoSQL really started a few years ago when people started having increased problems with relational databases and technologies like MySQL and the proprietary technologies from the big guys,” explains Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Couchbase. “A lot of application developers were starting to look for something different. They wanted something that provided them a much more flexible data model, something with much higher performance and something that would scale a lot more easily to deal with the huge amount of data.”
Couchbase Server makes it easy to optimally match resources to the changing needs of an application by automatically distributing data and I/O across commodity servers or virtual machines. It scales out and supports live cluster topology changes while continuing to service data operations. Its managed object caching technology delivers consistent, sub-millisecond random reads, while sustaining high-throughput writes. As a document-oriented database, Couchbase Server accommodates changing data management requirements without the burden of schema management. Getting started with Couchbase Server is easy. Linux, Windows and OSX packages can be installed and configured in minutes.