Category: Best Practices and Tutorials

It’s a Mediocre Idea to Permanently Store Large Objects in a Database

I am asked routinely about storing images, documents, PDFs or other binary objects in Couchbase. As an architect for services and databases, I usually give the same answer, it’s a mediocre idea overall to store objects like this permanently in...

Couchbase on Jelastic

I recently started playing around with Jelastic. They provide Platform-as-Infrastructure. It's a PaaS + IaaS platform. They recently released a new version named Joker (for Jelastic + Docker). And one of their particularities is to offer easy horizontal AND vertical...

Getting Started with the SIMBA Couchbase ODBC Driver

Getting Started with the SIMBA Couchbase ODBC Driver ODBC has been around since the early 1990’s as a standard API to access various data sources, traditionally against structured data sources like relational databases.  SIMBA Technologies recently released an ODBC Driver...

Data Modelling in Document Databases for the Relational DBMS-minded

Data modeling for relational databases uses entity relationship diagrams, normalization and more…. Techniques which have evolved to perfection over the years. However data naturally does not exist in this full normalized form in real world applications. Document databases like Couchbase...

The Couchbase ASP.NET Identity Storage Provider: Part 1

The ASP.NET Identity System is a new collection of software components for supporting authourization and authentication within ASP.NET applications. It provides significant improvements over the previous ASP.NET Membership and Simple Membership and aims to make it easier support non-relational backing...

Advanced Object Modeling for High Write Rates with Logging and Event Data – Part 1

Introduction Couchbase is capable of very high write rates, can scale out fast and add nodes easily, but a poor object model can be a hindrance to these qualities. In some databases, if you have very high write rates, you...