Couchbase Blog

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 2.4.0 is here. It offers large architectural improvements and several new features, improving over previous versions.

This blog was originally written for the 2.4.0 DP1 version, it has been modified to reflect the differences between the developer preview and the current GA release (2.4.0)

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June 19, 2014

DataStax FUD

This is not the first time I've addressed FUD (link). However, it is the first time I've addressed FUD directed at Couchbase and that's a great thing. After all, I know what happens next.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Gandhi

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June 12, 2014

Discussion: How to Evaluate NoSQL Databases

I'm hosting a webinar with William McKnight, founder of McKnight Consulting Group and analyst for Gigaom Research, and Anil Madan, Senior Director of Engineering at PayPal. William will be discussing his new white paper, NoSQL Evaluator's Guide. Anil will be discussing how PayPal leverages NoSQL.

NoSQL Evaluator's Guide presents a framework for evaluating NoSQL databases for the enterprise. It begins with an overview of NoSQL technology, features and models, and concludes with evaluation criteria. William will present this evaluation guide.

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June 11, 2014

The Internet of Everything, the Pinnacle of Convergence?

Is the Internet of Everything the pinnacle of convergence? Yes. Yes it is.

It's where mobile, IoT / M2M, cloud and big data converge.

Where? The smart refrigerator. Again (link).

IoT / M2M

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June 5, 2014

Couchbase .NET SDK 1.3.6 Released, How to Contribute to Couchbase .NET SDK and Other News

Today's Release

Today we released version 1.3.6 of the .NET SDK! This was another bug fix/maintenance release that included several contributions from the Couchbase community. Being an Open Source Software project, we depend upon community involvment and each and every contribution, whether or not it's included in the final release or not, is appreciated!

How To Contribute

If you wish to contibute a patch, remember we require you sign our Contributor License Agreement or "CLA". To do so, simple follow these directions:

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