Tag: Secondary Indexing

New Features in Index Service in Couchbase Server 5.5

In the last major release, Couchbase Server 5.0, we introduced Plasma – New Storage Engine and also the support for Index Replicas in the Index Service. We have continued to build on these new features in our upcoming release. The themes...

Comparing Couchbase Views with Couchbase N1QL & Indexing.

As Couchbase data platform evolved, services like N1QL and GSI Indexing handled the use cases Couchbase VIEWS used to handle and much more.  It’s logical to ask the comparative question between them.  Here is a table comparing both.  This is...

/ December 4, 2017

Database Indexing Best Practices

Prelude: Asynchronous Indexing: Global Secondary Indexes in Couchbase can be created, updated and deleted without impacting the reads and writes on the JSON documents in Data nodes. This means that index-specific inserts/updates/deletes happen asynchronously and workloads are isolated from the...

Blazing Fast Index Performance with Plasma

In the earlier post, we got an opportunity to introduce Plasma as the new performant storage engine that powers Global Secondary Indexes in Couchbase 5.0(beta out!). We saw some of the features of Plasma and how it is designed with...

How to transition from Equivalent Indexes to Index Replicas?

In the previous post, we saw the benefits of using index replicas over equivalent indexes.  Let’s say you are on Couchbase Server 4.x and have the following 3 equivalent indexes spread across 3 nodes; and with Couchbase 5.0 Beta available,...

Diving into Couchbase Index Replicas

With Couchbase Server 4.x, customers used to create Equivalent Indexes to satisfy the twin requirements of keeping the indexes highly available and to load balance the N1QL queries. What this meant was that the exact same index definition was used...

Using the New Plasma Storage Engine for Couchbase Indexes

After two generations of success using ForestDB, the team responsible for Couchbase indexes has unveiled a new, blazing fast base storage engine: Plasma. In this post, we’ll introduce you to its features and benefits and what you can expect when...

High Performance NOSQL Query Consistency with Couchbase 4.5

High Performance Consistency When using Couchbase as your system of record we provide a best in class indexing experience using our global secondary indexes and workload isolation through dedicated indexing nodes. We’ve improved that experience even further in Couchbase 4.5...

/ May 10, 2016