June 2014

June 30, 2014

Indexes and Selectivity

Indexes in Couchbase

Indexes in Couchbase are a flexible means of performing back end processing.   When utilizing indexes it's possible to create decision tree type aggregations and selectivity functionality, such as those found in an inventory control system.   By using a well defined and flexible data model in conjuction with Couchbase's indexing subsystem, it's possible to build applications that offer a high degree of selectivity.   Couchbase provides the ability to pass parameters in for a dynamic querying experience.

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June 30, 2014

IPTables Firewall Settings for Couchbase DB and Couchbase Mobile Sync_gateway

It is all too common for people to just turn off IPtables instead of actually figuring out what ports to open. I have to admit I have done it myself. Well we need to stop that. IPtables is our friend, really. To that end, here is the body of a script you can use to configure IPtables.

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June 28, 2014

Few Handy Tricks for Getting Couchbase Server on Ubuntu on Azure Right...

Hi folks – Azure adventures continue... After the previous Azure deployment articles few folks started asking about Linux. So here it is:

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June 27, 2014

Couchbase Blueprints in Apache Brooklyn

This is a guest post by our friends at Cloudsoft (link) on the Apache Brooklyn project (link). We're excited to be collaborating with Cloudsoft. The cloud is the new operating system, and projects like Apache Brooklyn enable the enterprise to be more efficient. What if you could deploy a dozen instances of Couchbase Server to Amazon Web Services with the click of a button?


Couchbase blueprints are now available in Apache Brooklyn!

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June 25, 2014

MongoDB and DataStax, In the Rearview Mirror

Thumbtack published an excellent blog post today (link). It highlights the preliminary results of performance tests executed with Couchbase Server, MongoDB and DataStax Enterprise (Apache Cassandra). The final results will be included in a benchmark report. Thumbtack consulted with Couchbase, MongoDB and DataStax to ensure the databases were configured for optimal performance based on both the workload and the hardware. The result?

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June 25, 2014

The Database Cage Match: Redux

Within every market, a leader emerges.

In the 90s, the database market was represented by fierce competition between Sybase, Informix and Oracle. Oracle emerged as the leader. It was a well engineered database, a high performance database, and a general purpose database. It became the enterprise database. It was a relational world.

That was twenty years ago. That was before the rise of social, mobile and big data.

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June 25, 2014

Node.js SDK 2.0.0 Developer Preview

In addition to the recent SDKs releases, I am also glad to announce the release of a newly minted Node.js SDK as well!  This new major version of the Node.js SDK introduces a number of new features and bug fixes in addition to numerous performance and maintainability changes introduced through libcouchbase 2.4.0.

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June 24, 2014

PHP SDK 2.0.0 Developer Preview 2

I'm happy to announce the second iteration of developer preview for the new PHP SDK.  This release includes a few new minor features, but primarily consists of internal changes implemented through the use of the newly release libcouchbase 2.4.0 developer preview (read more here: http://blog.couchbase.com/introducing-libcouchbase-24-0).

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June 22, 2014

Couchbase on Azure Made Easier: Deploy Couchbase Server on Azure from VM Image Depot

Are you looking to deploy Couchbase Server on Azure. If you are using Ubuntu, deployment just got a little easier. I have a new image of Couchbase Server 2.5.1 on Ubuntu 12. Here is a direct link to the image that is available in all Azure data centers around the world. You can provision this image in your subscription on Azure and simply hit its admin console once it is ready: http://public_IP:8091 and you are good to go with Couchbase Server.

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June 19, 2014

Introducing libcouchbase 2.4

libcouchbase 2.4 (Developer Preview 1) is here. It offers large architectural improvements and several new features, improving over previous versions.

Note: Builds for the developer preview are no longer listed in the archive. You probably want the beta build (or the release build, when that becomes available). As always, the latest builds are found at http://packages.couchbase.com/clients/c/index.html

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