Membase Server

June 8, 2011

Take a (video) tour of Membase Server 1.7

Hello everyone, Perry Krug hailing you from the Couchbase headquarters in Mountain View, CA where we’ve just released the next major version of Membase Server: 1.7.

For a visual demonstration of the new UI in 1.7, including a look at our 100-node cluster, please watch a brief (5 minute) video.

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For details of the release, read on!

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June 7, 2011

New Operations in Membase

[This post also appears on Dustin's github blog.]

We built a couple of new protocol operations for people building applications. The general goal of adding an operation is to keep it orthogonal to other commands while enhancing the functionality in a way that lets you do things that couldn’t be done before, or at least were common and difficult to do efficiently.

Here is a description of the new commands and an idea of how they might be used.

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May 27, 2011

Membase Server 1.7 Developer Preview

With the general availability of Membase Server 1.7 just a few weeks away, the final developer preview beta release is now available for download and provides a great way to take a peek at the new version and experience the new features.

The release combines lots of very user-visible changes along with significant “under-the-hood” improvements to further enhance elasticity and robustness of Membase Server clusters.

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February 16, 2011

An emerging data management architectural pattern behind interactive web applications

The user-data connection is driving NoSQL database-Hadoop pairing

AOL Advertising runs one of the largest online ad serving operations, serving billions of impressions each month to hundreds of millions of people. AOL faced three data management challenges in building their ad serving platform:

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November 9, 2010

Membase for Dummies: Creating a Multi-Node Membase Cluster

Hello again and welcome to the second installment of the "Membase for Dummies" video blog series. (The first one, on Membase install and config, is available here)

In this quick (3.5 minute) video, I walk you through adding multiple nodes to your Membase cluster. There are two ways of doing this and both are demonstrated in the video below.  I then take you through the rebalancing process to make my one-node cluster a three-node cluster.

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November 1, 2010

Membase for Dummies: Getting Started in Five Minutes or Less

This is the inaugural post in my "Membase for Dummies" series. The goal of this series is to provide users with quick (5 minutes or less) tutorials on various aspects of Membase functionality.

This first entry is focused on getting your first node of Membase up and running. In this two-minute video, I walk you through the process of downloading, installing and setting up Membase.

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August 2, 2010

Membase Server – We’re Making Great Progress

It seems like just yesterday we posted the bits for Beta 1 for Membase Server, but in fact it was over a month ago and since then we’ve demo’d Membase at a number of events and have had literally hundreds of conversations with users, customers, partners and anyone else interested in NoSQL solutions. It’s been a whirlwind (in a good way!) of activity and I wanted to personally thank everyone who’s been involved and provided feedback. Being the beta program manager, I wanted to touch specifically on the last month as it relates to the beta program at large:

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July 6, 2010

Membase Beta Refreshed…Ubuntu Support and More!

Greetings all! As the Membase beta program manager, I want to let everyone know that we’ve put out an update to the Membase beta. The most notable addition is official support for Ubuntu, version 9.04 and higher. There are also a number of bug fixes, and release notes are available. Download the refresh here. On a related note, we had the first of our weekly beta webinar calls last week. These will be every Thursday until the end of the beta, and all are welcome to join. I’ll be performing demos, talking about bugs and “gotchas” and answering any and all questions. You will automatically be invited to join the call when you download the beta.

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May 17, 2010

Simply Transformational

It’s great to be posting my first blog as NorthScale’s new chief executive. This is a unique company with a unique opportunity to drive the incredible transformation taking place in the data management space. I’m thrilled to be a part of it. So, what attracted me to NorthScale? And for that matter, why did our investors just pour $10 million into our company coffers? In a word: simplicity. The simplicity of NorthScale’s technology, the simplicity of our market strategy, and our commitment to make it as simple as possible for customers to get from where they are today to where this new wave of technology transformation leads. Drilling down a bit, there are a number of things about NorthScale that get me excited:

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