March 2014

March 31, 2014

Announcing Couchbase Server 2.5.1

We’re happy to announce the release of Couchbase Server 2.5.1 Enterprise Edition. As many of you may know, the 2.5 release introduced several exciting features like rack-zone awareness and, secure cross datacenter replication that provided better reliability and security for enterprises.  

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March 31, 2014

Shopper or Merchant? Check-out N1QL Querying

N1QL is a next generation query language for Couchbase Server. It goes beyond SQL and the relational model in several ways--most importantly, attributes in N1QL can contain multiple values, and these values can be nested. In this blog, we will go over some N1QL queries that are commonly seen in an e-commerce application. This kind of app would have a variety of rich data related to products, customers, and purchases.

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March 26, 2014

March 26: The Week in Couchbase NoSQL

A lot going on here at Couchbase. Follow the official handle @couchbase for the latest news as it goes live or you can find me @aobendorf.

EVENTS:

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March 24, 2014

NoSQL and the Hybrid Cloud

If a NoSQL database can be deployed on-premise or it can be deployed in the cloud, why can’t it be deployed on-premise and in the cloud? It can, and it should. This article highlights a variety of hybrid cloud use cases for NoSQL database deployments.

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March 18, 2014

MongoDB and Scale Out? No, says MongoHQ

You may have heard that MongoDB has issues with scaling out. You may have heard that Viber is replacing MongoDB with Couchbase Server. Have you heard that MongoHQ has to scale up?

I agree with MongoHQ on one thing. It's easier to scale up. While scaling up may be the only solution for MongoDB, it is not the right solution. What happens when there is no more room to scale up? I think that MongoHQ would prefer to scale out, but they realized that MongoDB was not engineered for it.

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March 17, 2014

March 17: The Week in Couchbase NoSQL

 

A lot going on here at Couchbase. Follow the official handle @couchbase for the latest news as it goes live or you can find me @aobendorf.

EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Couchbase Live [London]

Official Hashtag: #CBliveLDN

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March 11, 2014

Rolling Upgrades

One of the capabilities of Couchbase Server is the ability to do online upgrades without downtime. This is in part due to Couchbase’s auto-sharding and rebalancing features. In this blog post we will walk through the recommended approaches of doing a rolling upgrade. While all of these approaches are possible ways of upgrading, they are listed in order of what is considered best practice. Preference is given to ease of operation, keeping the cluster and application online and operational, as well as consistent performance while the upgrade is happening.

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March 10, 2014

March 10: The Week in Couchbase NoSQL

Blogs, buzz and more! Follow @couchbase for updates as they happen. This week in Couchbase: 

FEATURED CONTENT

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March 7, 2014

Couchbase .NET Client 1.3.4 Released!

This release is another bug fix/stability release concentrating on improving the retry algorithm for Views and adding more refined logging to the client, along with a few other miscellaneous fixes.

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March 6, 2014

Often Overlooked Linux OS Tweaks

There are two simple linux OS level settings that people seem to be overlooking setting correctly on their production systems I have seen. These are documented elsewhere, but they keep coming up and seems like they need some quick review here. It is not like these are some super secret setting or magic bullet performance fixing items necessarily, but they are things that in a production Couchbase DB should be set correctly as below and incorporated into whatever system/process you use to bootstrap the nodes you use for Couchbase.

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