Couchbase Blog

July 23, 2012

Couchbase at OSCON 2012

I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Portland, OR (Portland means Portland, ME when here in EST) last week.  Along with Benjamin Young and Ali Dodson, I was representing Couchbase in the Expo Hall at OSCON 2012.  We occupied what Benjamin referred to as "database alley."  Couchbase was one of a few database companies in our row.  In what is truly a sign of the times in our industry, a certain large, RDBMS company's booth went largely unvisited over the course of the event.  You might say, they were an "island" unto themselves...

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July 19, 2012

Do you have the makings of a Couchbase champion?

The "Simple, Fast and Elastic" theme seems to be resonating very well with developers as I have visited more Java User Groups (JUGs) in the last few weeks than in the last few years. There is something to be said about the positive energy and unabashed (and honest) feedback that you tend to receive from the creme-de-la-creme of developers and users who tend to attend these community organized events.

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July 16, 2012

Do More With Less

This is my "Hello World", or rather my "Hello Blog" and I wanted to introduce myself. I, like many, have come from the startup world. Let's not kid ourselves, being from the "startup world" means being from the technology scrapyard for the most part. You have to have a thick skin and you face daunting odds. That's what makes it exciting. 

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July 10, 2012

Couchbase Tools shipped with the Couchbase C Client Library (libcouchbase)

In this blog post, I will reveal some the less known features of the libcouchbase client library. It describes the libcouchbase tools which are collectively under cbc, the command originally written by Trond Norbye. You probably won’t use them for writing you high-level bindings or implementing your application, but they still useful in many ways.  They're a great example of libcouchbase usage, they're useful as diagnotic or debug tooling or you can even use them in your scripts.

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July 9, 2012

Understanding the performance benchmark published by Cisco and Solarflare using Couchbase Server

Every so often, users looking to run Couchbase Server in production will ask about Couchbase Server performance as well as results of response time and throughput for typical workloads. Recently Cisco and Solarflare published a whitepaper presenting the results of a benchmark they executed in the Cisco Labs using Couchbase Server as the NoSQL database.

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July 3, 2012

Announcing the release of Couchbase Server 1.8.1

Customers continue to tell us that they love Couchbase for its “Always online” characteristic and consistent performance. As we make enhancements to Couchbase Server, we continue to focus on these strengths of our distributed database.

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July 3, 2012

Couchbase at New York ALT.NET and Two Years of NoSQL

There are few, if any, better places to be a .NET developer than New York City.  From startups to hedge-funds, you're likely to find an opportunity to use your C# skills.  The prevalence of  .NET in the City isn't due to Microsoft, who maintains only a modest presence in the area, but rather to the exceptional community leaders who run the various .NET user groups in the Tri-State area. 

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June 21, 2012

Why Database Technology Matters

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June 19, 2012

Couchbase Server on the New Windows Azure

Microsoft's recent updates to Windows Azure have introduced a variety of new features, ranging from Git deployments to node.js apps to support for running virtual machines (with Linux too!).  These changes couple Azure's existing Platform as a Service model with new Infrastructure as a Service features.  The new Azure is great news for developers, especially .NET developers who would like to deploy a cloud based ASP.NET app with a Couchbase cluster!

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June 13, 2012

Introducing the NHibernate Couchbase 2nd Level Cache Provider

NHibernate has long supported the notion of a 2nd level caches, where query results are saved to an out-of-process cache for faster retrieval.  The NHContrib project owns these caches, which include ASP.NET HttpCache, Velocity (AppFabric) and Memcached.  That last cache - Memcached - is implemented using the Enyim.Caching library upon which the .NET Couchbase Client Library depends.  Given that dependency and the fact that Couchbase is of course Memcached compatible, adding Couchbase to the set of available 2nd level ca

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