Blogs

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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June 3, 2014

Couchbase .NET 2.0 SDK Developer Preview 2

Note: Example and DP2 binaries updated on 6/13/2014

Introduction

Last month we released Developer Preview 1 of the Couchbase .NET SDK 2.0, which showcased support for general key/value operations, a new View Query API, and probably most interesting, an early peak at our new query language, N1QL (pronounced “nickel”). You can read more about that release, here.

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June 2, 2014

The Internet of Things, it's not Big Data

That's right. The Internet of Things is not big data. It's continuous data. If big data is an ocean, continuous data is a tributary. And...

A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Wikipedia

Nor does data flow directly into a big data platform. A big data platform is volume. It's not velocity, and it's not variety. It flows directly into a stream processor and / or database, relational or NoSQL, before it flows into a big data platform.

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May 23, 2014

Couchbase Java SDK 2.0.0 Developer Preview 1

On behalf of the SDK engineering team I'm super happy to announce the first developer preview of the next generation Java SDK! 

This new major version, planned to be 2.0, is a complete rewrite of the old 1.x series (currently 1.4.*). Leaving no stone unturned, it is built on top of RxJava for reactive and streaming-based programming and uses Netty as a consolidated IO layer for the best performance possible.

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May 21, 2014

Announcing Couchbase Mobile 1.0

Couchbase is pleased to announce general availability of Couchbase Mobile 1.0. Couchbase Mobile is the first and only NoSQL solution written from the ground up for native mobile application development. It gives mobile application developers a new platform to build the next generation of always available, always responsive mobile applications.

Couchbase Mobile includes:

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May 21, 2014

100x Less Code!

Couchbase Mobile can make you 100 times more productive. Similarly to the way Ruby on Rails revolutionized the way we think about web services by offering a concise way to model REST-based web applications and APIs servers, the sync function at the heart of Couchbase Sync Gateway can revolutionize the way you manage mobile application data.

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May 19, 2014

Monitoring a Couchbase Cluster

Couchbase Monitoring

Couchbase is a distributed, high performance, Cache and NoSQL database in a single cluster architecture. Despite a similar name and shared heritage, Couchbase is a very different product than CouchDB or any other NoSQL offering. Being able to monitor and profile Couchbase performance alongside application metrics is critical. Over time, monitoring is the element for a successful deployment of any mission critical system. This is true in general and even more important in distributed computing environments in particular.

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