All posts by Shane Johnson, Director, Product Marketing, Couchbase

Shane K Johnson was the Director of Product Marketing at Couchbase. Prior to Couchbase, he occupied various roles in developing and evangelism with a background in Java and distributed systems. He has consulted with organizations in the financial, retail, telecommunications, and media industries to draft and implement architectures that relied on distributed systems for data and analysis.

Pokémon GO, scaling profile services with Couchbase & NoSQL

  How did the biggest mobile game of all time scale its Pokémon Trainer Club to support millions of users? Couchbase and NoSQL In a matter of days, with respect to daily active users, Pokémon GO surpassed Twitter. According to...

MongoDB fails to perform, runs out of gas

Is performance still a problem for MongoDB? Avalon benchmarked Couchbase Server and MongoDB last year, and a lot has changed since then. Couchbase Server 4.0 introduced a SQL-based query language, N1QL. Couchbase Server 4.1 added prepared statements and covering indexes,...

Hortonworks and Couchbase: NoSQL Fueled Hadoop

Building a big data architecture doesn’t mean choosing between NoSQL or Hadoop. Instead it’s about making NoSQL and Hadoop work together. Hadoop is engineered for batch and streaming analytical workloads. NoSQL databases are engineered for enterprise web, mobile, and IoT...

What does MongoDB have against transparency?

  MongoDB published another benchmark performed by United Software Associates. Benchmarks are a useful tool to evaluate database performance. But to be useful, they must be transparent and repeatable. If they fail to meet these standards, the results are questionable....

Welcome to the Big Data Track: Spark, Kafka, Hadoop and more

I’m excited to introduce the Big Data track for Couchbase Connect 2015. Interested in learning about Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, and NoSQL? You’ve come to the right place. We’re going to spend two days discussing integration, architecture, and solutions – and...

Leading NoSQL Database Vendors Couchbase, MongoDB, and DataStax Lock Horns

It’s official. The leading NoSQL database vendors – DataStax, MongoDB, and Couchbase – have locked horns. In the past 30 days, Couchbase published a benchmark on March 19th. MongoDB responded by publishing a benchmark on March 31st. DataStax responded by...

MongoDB Rules Single Node Deployments, Fails to Scale

MongoDB published an independent benchmark comparing the performance of MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, and Couchbase Server in single node deployments to counter the one we published comparing the performance of MongoDB and Couchbase Server in 9-node deployments. MongoDB performs well when...

Announcing Multi-Dimensional Scaling

I'm excited to announce Multi-Dimensional Scaling. We've reimagined and redefined the way enterprises scale a distributed database with Multi-Dimensional Scaling. It's the option to separate, isolate, and scale individual database services – query, index, and data – to improve performance...

How Wired is MongoDB + WiredTiger?

MongoDB 3.0 is a major release with long awaited improvements. The most notable? The optional storage engine WiredTiger. After all, WiredTiger was founded by the people behind Berkeley DB. MongoDB claims WiredTiger write performance is 7-10x faster than the default...

Top 10 Enterprise Use Cases for NoSQL

Over the last few years, NoSQL database technology as experience explosive growth and accelerating use by large enterprises for mission critical applications. What’s remarkable is the variety of organizations and industries adopting NoSQL. Eight to 10 years ago, when NoSQL...