Category: Best Practices and Tutorials

Moving SQL database content to Couchbase

Since the GA release of N1QL, we get a lot of questions about moving content from a SQL database to Couchbase. There are many different ways to do so. Today, I have chosen what is probably the simplest. I will...

NDP Episode #1: NoSQL in the Perspective of Industry Leaders

I am pleased to announce the first ever NoSQL Database Podcast episode hosted by Couchbase. The episode is titled NoSQL in the Perspective of Industry Leaders and focuses on a lot of introductory material for NoSQL in general. In the...

Storing Blobs in Couchbase for Content Management

This blog was originally posted on Cecile Le Pape's personal blog. To see to original blog post, click here.    In my previous post, I talked about how to setup a flexible content management service using Couchbase as the metadata repository,...

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 Schemaless Databases

Schemaless (or “schema-less”) 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:...