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Bob served as President and CEO of Couchbase from 2010 to 2017. 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 start-up 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 start-up that was acquired by Cadence in 1996.

Membase Recognized by IDC

Winning awards is always fun. Over the years, companies I’ve been part of have won their fair share. But not all awards are created equal. Some definitely carry more weight than others, and I put the IDC Innovative Company to...

/ December 16, 2014

Key-value or document database? Couchbase 2.0 bridges the gap.

Early this morning, Couchbase 2.0 was officially released. The release is a big step forward for the Couchbase open source project and, in my opinion, has the potential to shake up the NoSQL landscape. You can read all about the...

/ December 16, 2014

How Couchbase helped OMGPOP break all the records with Draw Something

Every now and then you get the opportunity to prove yourself on a big stage. Four weeks ago we got the chance. Couchbase user, OMGPOP, had launched Draw Something – a Pictionary-like game that was going viral. Capitalizing on what...

/ December 16, 2014

Hello Couchbase!

I am thrilled to be writing this blog post announcing to the world that Membase and CouchOne have merged to become Couchbase! Our website is full of information about the merger, and I invite you to read more about why...

/ December 16, 2014

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...

/ December 16, 2014

Welcome to NoSQL, Oracle – we’ve been expecting you.

Oracle’s entry into the NoSQL market, announced yesterday at Oracle OpenWorld, isn’t at all surprising to anyone who believes, like we do, that NoSQL is destined to be a disruptive force in the database market and eventually make up a significant percentage...

/ December 16, 2014

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. While great...

/ December 16, 2014

Couchbase, Docomo and Zynga: Strategic Relationships Make a Difference to the Community

Today we announced another strategic customer relationship.  This one is with NTT Docomo, the largest mobile service provider in Japan. It’s always nice to announce big customer relationships, but sometimes it’s not obvious to the wider Couchbase community what its...

/ December 16, 2014

NoSQL and Couchbase: Picking Up Speed

The past six months have been a whirlwind of activity at Couchbase and the pace just continues to accelerate, not just for Couchbase but for the NoSQL market as a whole. Since the merger of CouchOne and Membase in February,...

/ December 16, 2014

NoSQL is Growing, Not Slowing

GigaOm is definitely stoking the NoSQL discussion by asking whether scalable SQL databases have taken the momentum out of the NoSQL movement. I interpret recent market events somewhat differently however, and want to offer an alternate perspective. First, while there...

/ December 16, 2014