Category: Best Practices and Tutorials

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

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

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

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...

December 17, 2015
Data Modelling in Document Databases for the Relational DBMS-minded

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 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

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...

Couchbase LIVE New York: Couchbase Mobile 102 – How to Add Secure Sync to your Mobile Applications

Couchbase LIVE New York: Couchbase Mobile 102 – How to Add Secure Sync to your Mobile Applications

From the 102 session in the Couchbase LIVE New York mobile track, we continued iterating on the Couchbase Mobile sample application that was described in code from the “Couchbase Mobile 101: How to Build Your First Mobile App” session. In...