Blogs

July 18, 2011

CouchConf Developer Awards – Finalists Announced!

Wow!  We had some really good submissions for the Couch Developer Awards.  After reviewing all the submissions we have now narrowed it down to our finalists and wanted to congratulate them. 

The categories and their finalists are...

Best application built with Membase Server
Tribal Crossing for Animal Party
AdAction for Delta Projects
TubeMogul for PlayTime Video Advertising

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June 30, 2011

Welcome Jens Alfke!

We are pleased to announce a new key member of the Mobile Couchbase team. Jens Alfke is a top notch dog in Cocoa development. He wrote the wiki page on Signed Documents back in the day, and before that he worked on iChat at Apple.  Jens also spent time working on Google Chrome and at Rockmelt before joining us.

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June 10, 2011

Couch Developer Awards –Tell us what you’re up to!

Hey everyone!  We are so excited about CouchConf and as part of the conference we want to highlight those that are using the technology in cool ways. To nominate your project just fill out the this quick form by July 15th.  Winners will be announced at the conference and will win an iPad2!

(By the way, you don’t have to be there to win!)

Can’t wait to look through the submissions to see what everyone is up to!–

--Chris

June 8, 2011

Take a (video) tour of Membase Server 1.7

Hello everyone, Perry Krug hailing you from the Couchbase headquarters in Mountain View, CA where we’ve just released the next major version of Membase Server: 1.7.

For a visual demonstration of the new UI in 1.7, including a look at our 100-node cluster, please watch a brief (5 minute) video.

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For details of the release, read on!

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June 7, 2011

New Operations in Membase

[This post also appears on Dustin's github blog.]

We built a couple of new protocol operations for people building applications. The general goal of adding an operation is to keep it orthogonal to other commands while enhancing the functionality in a way that lets you do things that couldn’t be done before, or at least were common and difficult to do efficiently.

Here is a description of the new commands and an idea of how they might be used.

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May 27, 2011

Membase Server 1.7 Developer Preview

With the general availability of Membase Server 1.7 just a few weeks away, the final developer preview beta release is now available for download and provides a great way to take a peek at the new version and experience the new features.

The release combines lots of very user-visible changes along with significant “under-the-hood” improvements to further enhance elasticity and robustness of Membase Server clusters.

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May 13, 2011

Couchbase Momentum: NoSQL on the Rise

When we announced the Membase and CouchOne merger, it was thrilling to see the community share our excitement about the merger, and provide such positive feedback about the potential of bringing the CouchDB and Membase NoSQL technologies together.

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May 2, 2011

Mobile Couchbase for iOS Beta

Today marks a big day for Mobile Couchbase – our first release! This beta release for iOS is designed to initiate our release process, and to give developers a chance to get started using Mobile Couchbase, so we can incorporate feedback into the product.

The beta files are available via download from our Github project. 

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April 12, 2011

Focused on Building Great NoSQL Software

Today we let our hosting users know that we are transferring our Apache CouchDB hosting service to a new company called Iris Couch. The hosting offering is still in beta but close to being generally available, so it was important that we make some decisions about our ability to build both the world’s best NoSQL software and build a great hosting service. In a small company it’s extremely important to focus on as few things as possible and do them really, really well.

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March 17, 2011

GeoCouch: Bulk Insertion

The new release of GeoCouch improves the spatial index building time a lot (up to 10x). This comes from using a new bulk insertion algorithm. The spatial index (an R-tree) is implemented as an append-only data structure — just as CouchDB's B-trees are — which benefits from the nature of bulk insertions by allowing large blocks of the index to be appended at one time.

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