Today, companies rely on databases to keep business running across a myriad of modern applications. And with cloud databases representing over 49% of all database management revenue (and continuing to rise), we are shining a spotlight on the technology and its impact on the world.

Today, we are introducing National Cloud Database Day as a registered holiday to be celebrated annually on June 1. What is it? National Cloud Database Day provides industry professionals with an opportunity to raise awareness for cloud databases – what they are, why they’re crucial to current and future technological innovation and how they can be implemented to better manage and facilitate data for businesses. This is our way of inviting developers, architects, engineers, vendors, influencers and anyone else in the database ecosystem to celebrate cloud-native databases in industries spanning from transportation and package delivery to retail and banking. 

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Cloud databases are the backbone of modern applications

National Cloud Database Day not only acknowledges the benefits of cloud databases, it also shows appreciation for database engineers, developers and operators. Without these vital players, cloud databases would not be able to deliver the speed and agility that they do. 

It’s no secret that the growth of digital business, mobile devices, flexible agile development and microservices have made legacy databases obsolete. Today, companies rely on modern databases to keep business-critical applications running. At Couchbase, we enable customers to perform the functions of traditional databases, including storage, retrieval, modification and deletion to support ACID requirements while adding tremendous flexibility and high performance for enterprise architects and application developers. We empower teams to build, deploy, and run their most mission-critical applications. In fact, many of the world’s largest enterprises rely on us to keep the core applications their businesses depend on up and running. This is why we celebrate National Cloud Database Day. 

Celebrate this national day with us!

To raise awareness around National Cloud Database Day, use the hashtags #NationalCloudDatabaseDay and #CloudDBday on social media. 

In subsequent years on June 1, companies and individuals are encouraged to continue celebrating National Cloud Database Day through industry events and on social media.

Our DBaaS – Capella – delivers flexibility and drives performance

Speaking of celebrating cloud databases, our database-as-a-service Couchbase Capella delivers database flexibility for developers and performance at scale for enterprise applications. It supports a broad set of use cases reducing a customer’s need to buy, deploy and manage additional databases or supporting technologies. Capella offers customers the fastest, easiest and most cost effective way to deploy modern databases in the cloud for accelerated application development.

Real world cloud database use cases

Cloud databases touch many aspects of our lives – from ordering food online or searching for people in your professional network, even to watching TV or using your smartphone device. 

Five9 is a leading provider of cloud contact center software. As part of their continued global expansion and growth, Five9 needed a more modern database that could handle the massive performance scalability required to continue to deliver the high quality of experience its customers are used to. Five9 chose Couchbase Capella because of it’s superior performance delivered in the convenience of a service.

Pfizer – one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies – turned to Couchbase for a flexible, high-performance database to power Newton (their platform for health applications), Couchbase was simple to deploy on AWS, easily supports dozens of applications, and provides the flexible and robust indexing Pfizer needs for Newton’s reporting application.

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Posted by Ravi Mayuram, CTO and SVP, Products & Engineering

As Senior Vice President of Engineering and CTO, Ravi Mayuram is responsible for product development and delivery delivery of the Couchbase Data Platform, which includes Couchbase Server and Couchbase Mobile. He came to Couchbase from Oracle, where he served as senior director of engineering and led innovation in the areas of recommender systems and social graph, search and analytics, and lightweight client frameworks. Also while at Oracle, Ravi was responsible for kickstarting the cloud collaboration platform. Previously in his career, Ravi has held senior technical and management positions at BEA, Siebel, Informix and HP in addition to couple of startups including BroadBand Office, a Kleiner Perkins funded venture. Ravi holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from University of Delhi.

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