What We’re Doing in Memcached

We’ve been steadily hacking on memcached. We think it’s going very well, but we do want to make sure everybody who cares has the opportunity to see what’s going on behind the proverbial curtain. The basic theme is to build...

What’s up with the Python Couchbase SDK

Recently, there have been a few new versions of the Couchbase Python client available. It features a new API that is easier to use. As the SDK is now based on libcouchbase, it is also much faster. It’s also compatible with...

When Big Data is Slow

The key to being successful in big data initiatives is being able to manage the speed, scale and structure at sub-millisecond speed. Big Data is a big term. It encompasses concepts about data types, dozens of different technologies to manage...

When it comes to database technology, NorthScale is pro-choice

On Monday, analyst Matt Aslett posted How will pro-SQL respond to NoSQL? on The 451 Group’s “Too Much Information” blog. Good read. The gist of the post was: There are a bunch of individuals and companies running around claiming that...

/ December 16, 2014

Why Come2Play Chose Membase

Guest post: Tom Rosenfeld, Team Lead, Come2Play Come2Play is a company that serves multiplayer web games online. Our site serves over 4 million players on a monthly basis, with tens of thousands of players at any given moment. We use...

Why Couchbase chose RxJava for the new Java SDK

This blog post explains our reasoning and motivation behind choosing RxJava as one of the integral components in our new Java SDK. Motivation There are many ways to design an API and every one has its own set of benefits...

/ December 16, 2014

Why Database Technology Matters

[This blog was syndicated from http://damienkatz.net/] Sometimes I get so down in the weeds of database technology, I forget why I think databases are so fascinating to me, why I found them so important to begin with. ACID. Latency, bandwidth,...

Why Membase Uses Erlang

Less and less often (because Erlang is becoming more popular), I’m asked why Membase chose to use Erlang for our cluster management and process supervision component. Common alternatives people suggest are Java, C++, Python, Ruby, and, more recently, node.js and...

/ December 16, 2014

What is MobileSync and Why Should You Use It?

Mobile apps are hard enough to build. Adding even one library to your toolkit can add time to your building process. So what is MobileSync and why should you put time into it? The short answer: sync provides access to...

Why MySQL 5.6 is no real threat to NoSQL

Over the past couple of days a number of people have asked my opinion of the latest MySQL 5.6 release. For those who haven’t seen the news, Oracle announced its first major MySQL release in two years. Since NoSQL has...

/ December 16, 2014