It is often difficult to understand the true value you get with Couchbase when it comes to being able to quickly and easily scale up or down your NoSQL database cluster. This is possible through a few clicks without ever bringing the database offline.

Earlier in the month I had written a guide to accomplishing a scale up or scale down scenario by adding and removing nodes from a cluster. This time around, I figured it would be great to demonstrate the same within a step by step video tutorial.

Check out the video below to see how easy it is to scale a Couchbase cluster.

The video above uses several Docker containers containing Couchbase Server and adds them to a cluster as demand increases. Scaling up involves rebalancing as well. When the demand decreases, the nodes are removed and the cluster is rebalanced again.

For more information on using Couchbase, check out the Couchbase Developer Portal.

Posted by Nic Raboy, Developer Advocate, Couchbase

Nic Raboy is an advocate of modern web and mobile development technologies. He has experience in Java, JavaScript, Golang and a variety of frameworks such as Angular, NativeScript, and Apache Cordova. Nic writes about his development experiences related to making web and mobile development easier to understand.

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