Couchbase is pleased to announce that Couchbase Mobile 1.5 is now GA and available for download!

Extend Couchbase Server Deployments to the Edge

With Couchbase Sync Gateway 1.5, you can seamless extend an existing Couchbase Server deployment to connect with remote edge devices that are occasionally disconnected or connected. Mobile, web and desktop applications can write to the same bucket in a Couchbase cluster.

In this release, the metadata created by the Sync Gateway, to facilitate replication between occasionally connected or disconnected edge devices and Cloud, is abstracted from applications reading and writing data directly to Couchbase Server. A document created by a web app via the Couchbase SDK will be automatically replicated to the mobile clients through Sync Gateway, and vice versa.

Customers have the flexibility to mobilize an entire Couchbase bucket data or a specific subset of the data in a Couchbase bucket. All existing Sync Gateway deployments will continue to work as is without any changes to the configuration. A customer has to explicitly turn on the feature to mobile enable a Couchbase cluster.

Additional Features

Sync Gateway 1.5 provides the ability to define multiple server URLs in the Sync Gateway configuration. If the connection to Couchbase Server is lost, Sync Gateway will automatically re-connect to another node in the cluster. This ensures Sync Gateway was able to maintain connection to the Couchbase Server cluster, even if some nodes in that cluster were to go offline or during re-balance.

This release adds support for a secure connection between Sync Gateway and Couchbase Server. The “couchbases://” protocol is used for communication between Sync Gateway and Couchbase Server over SSL.

Also, the revs_limit, which is the maximum depth to which a document’s revision tree can grow, cannot be set lower than 20.

Like every release, we’ve also squashed quite a few bugs! For the complete list, please check out the release notes.

Take the new release for a spin with the travel-sample tutorial application.

Posted by Sachin Smotra, Director Product Management, Couchbase

Sachin Smotra’s career spans more than 15 years building software products across various domains including Java Enterprise software, DRM Solutions for mobile games and web conferencing. As Director Product Management at Couchbase, he is a hands-on product leader responsible for Couchbase Mobile, IOT and Analytics product lines including evangelizing the product strategy and vision with customers, partners, developers and analysts. Before joining Couchbase, Sachin was a Senior Manager, Product Management, at Cisco WebEx where he led the product team responsible for transforming the end to end Customer Experience across the WebEx product lifecycle - consideration, purchase, usage and renewals. Prior to his time at Cisco, Sachin worked at different startups in a multitude of roles across engineering, architecture, product management and alliances.

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