We’ve just released Couchbase 4.0 and if you’ve not had a chance to try it you should! It’s full of great new features, such as:

  • N1QL     (pronounced “nickel”): SQL-compatible query language for JSON     documents
  • Multidimensional Scaling (MDS): Allows enterprises to isolate different     workloads and independently scale the index, query, and data     services.
  • Global Secondary Index: is a new access path to your data for     faster lookup and higher throughput
  • Enhanced Security:     Simplified compliance with security standards, LDAP integration, and auditing capabilities
  • Geospatial Indexes     location-aware applications
  • ForestDB, a new database engine
  • New filtering capabilities on Cross Datacenter Replication (XDCR)

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In each release of Couchbase it goes from strength to strength adding new features and improving its scalability and ease of use!

So how did Couchbase 4.0 comabout? Lets take a look at the numbers!

  • Codebase 1.7x more lines of code added in 4.0 – many additional parts of code refactored and some parts removed!
  • Repos: 16 more repos added in 4.0
  • Tests: 2.25x more tests added in 4.0 – a huge suite of performance tests added as well.
  • Test Hours: 125K hours of machine time – It also takes %40 less time to run our full suite of tests

Find out which Couchbase Edition is right for you, and If you’ve not had a chance to try it out by now you should download it!  Here’s some easy ways to get started.

If you’d like to keep up to date then why not follow our public release train! If you have any questions or need some assistance, then you can find us over on the Couchbase Forums

Posted by Laura Czajkowski, Developer Community Manager, Couchbase

Laura Czajkowski is the Snr. Developer Community Manager at Couchbase overseeing the community, our incentive programs, Experts and Champions group, meetups, and defining our presence at developer events. She’s also responsible for our monthly developer newsletter and engaging with our community in various forms. Laura has been active in Open Source communities since 2000 and has been involved in various activities, including leading and organising conferences on software testing, documentation, and advocacy. Laura is an Open Source advocate and regular conference speaker who is passionate about getting people – everyone from primary school students to technology professionals – involved in Open Source communities both on IRC and in face-to-face discussions, she is easily found online at @czajkowski on twitter and on freenode.

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