All posts by Bob Wiederhold, CEO, Couchbase

Bob Wiederhold has more than 25 years of high technology experience. Until an acquisition by IBM in 2008, Bob served as chairman, CEO, and president of Transitive Corporation, the worldwide leader in cross-platform virtualization with over 20 million users. Previously, he was president and CEO of Tality Corporation, the worldwide leader in electronic design services, whose revenues and size grew to almost $200 million and had 1,500 worldwide employees. Bob held several executive general management positions at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation company, which he joined in 1985 as an early-stage startup and helped to grow to more than $1.5 billion during his 13 years at the company. Bob also headed High Level Design Systems, a successful electronic design automation startup that was acquired by Cadence in 1996. Bob has extensive board experience having served on both public (Certicom, HLDS) and private company boards (Snaketech, Tality, Transitive, Fanfare Group).

Diversity makes us stronger – Couchbase values

Over the last few days everyone has been talking about President Trump and the actions he has taken in his first few days in office. One positive consequence of Trump’s recent action on refugees and immigrants is that it has...

/ January 31, 2017

Couchbase Named One of the Best Private Cloud Companies to Work for by Glassdoor

We’ve had lots to celebrate at Couchbase lately and today I’m happy to announce that we have been named one of the “50 Highest Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies to Work for” in a recent study by Glassdoor and Battery...

/ September 14, 2016

Couchbase ‘JSON Anywhere’ Mobile Strategy – First NoSQL database for mobile

Today we made another big announcement that has the potential to shake up the NoSQL landscape.  Our JSON Anywhere mobile strategy allows us to leapfrog the competition with significant new data management capabilities targeted specifically at mobile app developers. We...

/ December 16, 2015

The Digital Economy Is the Economy – and Apps Are the New Business Platform

In 1995, Don Tapscott coined the term “digital economy” in his book of the same name, to describe a new category of business enabled by the Internet.  Fast-forward 20 years and a lot has changed. We used to think the...

Cloudera’s Open Source Compatibility Testing Frameworks

Today Cloudera announced new initiatives to support open source test frameworks that allow developers to certify integrations with Apache Kafka, Apache Sqoop, and Apache Flume.  We support these moves and are firmly committed to open standards and open approaches to...

The Real Rationale for Enterprise Open Source

The new stack Cloud computing, big data and mobile are driving enterprises to redefine their software stack. Open source will be a huge part of that. But why open source? It is usually not any one single reason that drives...

NoSQL Industry Consolidation

Apple’s acquisition of FoundationDB a couple of weeks ago and Percona’s more recent acquisition of Tokutek raised many questions about whether the NoSQL industry is consolidating. It is and this is prompting lots of questions around the risks for developers...

Competitive Benchmarks Are Good for the Industry

In the last two weeks, benchmarks sponsored by Couchbase and MongoDB were released that compared their flagship products versus each other and Cassandra. This is a good thing for the NoSQL industry, so long as the benchmarks are open, reproducible,...

Membase and RightScale: Elastic Data Scaling in the Cloud

I am very excited that Membase ServerTemplates are now up and running on the RightScale Cloud Management Platform (see today’s announcement). RightScale customers now have easy access to a leading NoSQL database for the first time, and Membase customers can...

/ December 16, 2014

Membase and Open Source 4.0

I read Matt Aslett's (The 451) post on the golden age of open source with interest. In it he describes that we've arrived at the fourth stage of open source, which is “in short: a return to a focus on...

/ December 16, 2014