Category: Security

Couchbase Server 5.5 Beta – now available!

Announcing Couchbase Server 5.5 Beta This release is an extension of the Couchbase Data Platform but also introduces several new Enterprise Grade features – agility, performance, and manageability – all based on critical feedback from our customers. Included are many...

/ April 16, 2018

X.509 Certificate Based Authentication

Data security is an important aspect of every modern data platform. With micro-service based architectures becoming more of a common pattern across every high-scale app, existing password based authentication mechanisms for user authentication is hard to manage at scale, let...

Couchbase Server 5.5: Log Redaction

With security already a hot topic in the data space, the Couchbase Server 5.5 Developer Build release introduces a new feature – “Log Redaction”. Logs are an important part of every platform.  Logs are used for multiple purposes ranging from...

Announcing Couchbase Server 5.5 – Developer Build

Announcing Couchbase Server 5.5 Developer Build It is my pleasure to share this early preview of Couchbase Server 5.5 features – there are some very exciting improvements coming and this Developer Build (DB) highlights several of them. There are many...

/ March 8, 2018

GDPR: Businesses must focus on digital transformation, not just tick-box compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now a matter of months away.  Vendors of all shapes and sizes are ramping up their GDPR scare stories (e.g. the potential fines) to trigger a response from businesses. Couchbase is taking a...

Speculative Execution Processor Vulnerabilities – Performance Impact Analysis

Last week, we published a blog with recommendation on securing Couchbase data platform in response to industry-wide security vulnerabilities. We continued to analyze the potential performance impact caused by the patched OS binaries and this blog post captures the detailed evaluation. As...

Speculative Execution Processor Vulnerabilities – ‘Meltdown and Spectre’: What you need to know

On Jan 3, 2018, Google’s Project Zero team along with several other university researchers identified several security issues with speculative execution, an optimization technique used in microprocessors to improve performance. Couchbase is aware of the recently disclosed class of processor/OS...

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Certificate Pinning in Android with Couchbase Mobile

Couchbase Mobile 2.0 supports certificate pinning on all Couchbase mobile platforms. Certificate pinning is a technique used by applications to “pin” a host to it’s certificate/public key. Communication between Couchbase Lite and Sync Gateway is encryped and secured using SSL/TLS....

Announcing Couchbase Server 5.0

Couchbase Server 5.0 is here!!! I am thrilled to announce the availability of this major release. Couchbase Server 5.0 is the latest release of the most powerful NoSQL technology. Couchbase Server, the foundation of the Couchbase Data Platform, allows enterprises...

CURL Comes to N1QL: Querying External JSON Data

JSON is a helpful way to transmit data. Now, N1QL can query it thanks to a CURL update in Couchbase 5.0. See how to connect to various endpoints to do just that. N1QL has many functions that allow you to...

/ October 6, 2017