Couchbase Analytics Developer Preview 4 brought the ability to manage Analytics nodes from the Couchbase Server administration console. With the release of Couchbase Server Developer Build 5.5, we’ve unified the installation experience as well.

To illustrate the seamless installation, I’ll take you through the steps to install the Couchbase data platform including Analytics on my laptop. 

First up, you need to download the Couchbase Server 5.5 developer build from our website.

The detailed instructions for setting up Couchbase data platform are available here.

Once you start the Couchbase Server application and navigate to http://localhost:8091 to connect to the admin console, you will be presented with the screen below.

I’ll choose the option to setup a new cluster and navigate to the next screen to choose a name and an administrator password.

Upon creating a password, I click on the next button and click the checkbox to “accept terms”.

To install the Analytics service, choose the option to configure the services. You will need to select “Analytics” service and assign the memory quota for the service and press the save button.

You can then navigate to the “Dashboard” menu to see all the services running on your laptop.

Since this is a brand new install, there will be no data in the cluster. You’ll need to add a new bucket and choose the “beer-sample” bucket shipped with the Couchbase data platform.

You can navigate to the Analytics workbench and verify everything is working by typing a simple query – “Let there be beer!”.

You are now ready to run through the Couchbase Analytics tutorial which introduces the key features in this release. Come engage with us on Couchbase forums to provide feedback and ask questions.

Posted by Sachin Smotra, Director Product Management, Couchbase

Sachin Smotra’s career spans more than 15 years building software products across various domains including Java Enterprise software, DRM Solutions for mobile games and web conferencing. As Director Product Management at Couchbase, he is a hands-on product leader responsible for Couchbase Mobile, IOT and Analytics product lines including evangelizing the product strategy and vision with customers, partners, developers and analysts. Before joining Couchbase, Sachin was a Senior Manager, Product Management, at Cisco WebEx where he led the product team responsible for transforming the end to end Customer Experience across the WebEx product lifecycle - consideration, purchase, usage and renewals. Prior to his time at Cisco, Sachin worked at different startups in a multitude of roles across engineering, architecture, product management and alliances.

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