Category: Best Practices and Tutorials

Test the Latest Couchbase Features with a Docker Image

We’re lucky to have a smart and active team of developers at Couchbase and they often come up with new things for us try out! If you follow this blog you might have seen we published a developer preview for...

Free Couchbase training online

If you’re new to Couchbase, or non-relational databases generally, you might be wondering where to start your learning. You can get up to speed quickly by following our new introductory online training courses. They’re free and will take you from knowing...

The Value of Schema-Less Databases

Schema-less (or “schemaless”) databases are the latest buzzword in the IT world. Geek programmers seem to love the flexibility and low cost and these attributes have fired up many a start-up. Having come from a heavily relational database background the...

How to Authenticate Couchbase with Windows Active Directory (via LDAP)

This blog was originally posted on Roi Katz’s personal blog site. Please click here to find the original post.  Hi all! So you want to authenticate users access to Couchbase through your Active Directory LDAP service. Couchbase has that ability. You can...

Couchbasics: How Functional and Performance Needs Determine Data Access in Couchbase

There are multiple ways of getting data in and out of Couchbase. Notice that I did not say querying, I said in and out…on purpose. Not all ways of getting data in and out of Couchbase are querying like in...

Performing Bulk Operations in Couchbase Using Golang

A frequently asked question by the Couchbase developer community is “how can I perform bulk type operations?” The expectation is that a high performance data platform will support batching to improve performance. All Couchbase SDK clients support batching operations. Through...

/ January 4, 2016

The Best Database For Storing Images Might Not Be a Database At All

I am asked routinely about storing images, documents, PDFs or other binary objects in Couchbase. Or, almost as frequently, is Couchbase the best database for storing images? As an architect for services and databases, I usually give the same answer:...

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...