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  • July 29, 2014
    Application Development Trends Couchbase Releases Second Java SDK 2.0 Developer Preview

    Couchbase, the Mountain View, Calif.-based provider of database management systems built with the Apache CouchDB database, has released a second developer preview of the upcoming 2.0 version of its Java/JVM software development kit (SDK). Codenamed "Armstrong," the Couchbase Java SDK preview includes both the JMV core package (core-io 0.2) and the Java SDK 2.9 preview 2.

  • July 23, 2014
    The Wall Street Journal - Market Watch Couchbase Second Quarter Growth Fueled by Release of World's First NoSQL Mobile Database and Competitive Wins over MongoDB and Oracle

    Couchbase, Inc. , provider of the most complete NoSQL database, today announced continued momentum in Q2 2014, driven by new product releases and major customer wins, as large enterprises choose Couchbase Server, over Oracle and MongoDB, for mission critical applications. Q2 customer deals included wins at some of the world’s most recognized brands, including AT&T, Blizzard Entertainment, BSKYB, Cisco, Electronic Arts, Factset, FICO, Leclerc, Nikkei, Ntelos, Orange, PMU, Symantec, Tesco, Tixr, Unique Vacations, Verizon, vente-privee.com and WebMD.

  • July 18, 2014
    Wired A New Digital Currency Whose Value is Based on Your Reputation

    Bitcoin turned money into something completely virtual. Using a worldwide network of machines and the power of pure mathematics, it put currency in the hands of computer programmers, free from the rules and regulations of big government and big banks. But J. Chris Anderson wants to do something even more radical.

    Anderson is starting a new digital currency project tentatively dubbed Document Coin. It’s a bit of an odd duck, but it’s intriguing, and Anderson is worth listening to. He’s the co-founder and chief software architect of Couchbase, a kind of new-age database with some serious cred among Silicon Valley developers.

  • July 11, 2014
    DZone Couchbase Java 2.0.0 Developer Preview 2
    On behalf of the whole SDK team I'm glad to announce the second developer preview of the Java/JVM SDK release train nicknamed Armstrong. It currently contains both the JVM core package "core-io" 0.2 as well as the Java SDK 2.0 preview 2. Aside from maturing significantly over the first developer preview, it now provides rebalance support, adds APIs for both View and N1QL DSLs, has the flush command implemented and much more. This blog post will run you through the most important bits. Before we dig into the new features, here is how you can get it:
  • July 7, 2014
    Digital Journal TOTVS Adopts NoSQL through Partnership with Couchbase

    TOTVS Labs, the research and development branch of TOTVS, has just partnered with Couchbase, provider of the most complete NoSQL database. TOTVS, the largest software provider in Latin America, is the first Latin American company to partner with Couchbase and will OEM Couchbase Server in the Fluig Platform.

    NoSQL databases were created to support the massive growth of data volume, velocity and variety. In comparison to traditional relational databases, which use a rigid schema-based approach, NoSQL can support unexpected changes to an application, massive spikes in concurrent users, as well as store various forms of data, whether it be unstructured, semi-structured or structured. 


     
  • June 23, 2014
    Enterprise Tech InkaBinka Moves From Cloud To MoonShoot For Launch

    The premise behind a new startup called InkaBinka, which launched this month and which is only a year old, is that none of us have the time to keep up with what is going on in the world. Or more precisely, we do not have time to wade through thousands of words in multiple stories to distill the salient facts of a piece of news in business, politics, technology, or entertainment.

    And to that end, InkaBinka has come up with a different kind of news aggregation service that finds those salient facts from combing through multiple news sources and presents it simply in four bullet points with imagery that its co-founders say helps the human brain retain that data better than sitting through what InkaBinka disparagingly calls “the long read.”

     

     

  • June 17, 2014
    Couchbase Appoints Sujan Jain as its Chief Financial Officer

    Couchbase, Inc., provider of the most complete NoSQL database, today announced the appointment of Sujan Jain as its SVP & Chief Financial Officer, expanding its management team to accelerate the company’s rapid growth as more and more enterprises build mission critical applications on NoSQL.

    In the past year, Couchbase has achieved 400% growth, doubled the employee base and added large enterprise customers around the world, including Amadeus, Beats, Neiman Marcus and Viber.  Jain will be responsible for the continued development of the company’s long-term financial success and will oversee all Couchbase financial and operational functions.

  • June 12, 2014
    InformationWeek 16 NoSQL, New SQL Databases To Watch
    We've heard equally positive comments about the flexible, schema-agnostic data-handling characteristics and ease of development offered by products like MongoDB and Couchbase. These guys get mobile, social, clickstream, and sensor data, proponents argue, and they might note that adding JSON support to a conventional database is like putting lipstick on a pig.
  • May 23, 2014
    MarketWired Couchbase Announces Beta Version of Couchbase Lite for .NET

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 23, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Couchbase, Inc. , provider of the most complete NoSQL database, today announced the beta release of Couchbase Lite for .NET, jointly developed with Xamarin. Couchbase Lite is the world’s first and only full featured, flexible, mobile JSON database that runs locally on the device and is built from the ground up for mobile devices. In addition to the beta release of Couchbase Lite for .NET, Couchbase also announced general availability of Couchbase mobile, which includes native versions of Couchbase Lite for iOS, Android and Java.

  • May 23, 2014
    Computerweekly Case study: Concur fuels growth with Couchbase
    Expense management company Concur has used NoSQL database supplier Couchbase to further its growth. Concur is a software as a service (SaaS) financial services company that provides employee spend management for travel and other expenses. It averages some 6.2 billion hits to its sites on a monthly basis, from 215 countries. It uses pairs of datacentres in the US and the European Union.
  • May 22, 2014
    Datanami Couchbase Eyes IoT with Mobile NoSQL Database
    Couchbase sees the new mobile NoSQL database it rolled out yesterday giving developers powerful new tools for building applications that store and process large amounts of data on smartphones, tablets, and other devices that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Couchbase Lite is a full-featured NoSQL database that stores data in the JSON format and runs natively on iOS, Android, and Java; a .NET version for Windows devices is in beta. The mobile database connects to a primary Couchbase database via the Sync Gateway, a new component that runs next to the primary database on the cloud-based server. Together, the three products make up the Couchbase Mobile offering.
  • May 22, 2014
    Application Development Trends Couchbase NoSQL Database goes Mobile
    NoSQL database vendor Couchbase Inc. is seeking to let developers build always-available, data-driven apps for mobile users wherever they are, even when they don't have connectivity to the cloud. The Couchbase Mobile suite was released yesterday, featuring three components, including an embedded, small-footprint, JSON-based NoSQL database called Couchbase Lite. The new mobile database is a smaller version of the company's cloud-hosted Couchbase Server database, also part of the suite. Now developers can build apps that store data in a device's embedded database so they work even when a user is offline. When connectivity to the server is restored, Couchbase Sync Gateway -- the third component -- will synchronize the data with Couchbase Server.
  • May 21, 2014
    CMSWire Will Couchbase Power Future Mobile App Development
    Couchbase may have an ace in the hole when it comes to giving mobile developers the tools that they need to build apps that rock. This morning the software provider that sells commercial packages around Open Source Couchbase Server brings Couchbase Mobile to market. It includes mobile data synchronization and what the company’s Chief Mobile Architect, Wayne Carter, calls the world’s first and only native NoSQL mobile database. It’s an important innovation that comes at exactly the right time — as mobile becomes the new major touch point.
  • May 21, 2014
    PCWorld The Couchbase Database goes mobile
    Couchbase is extending NoSQL to mobile devices with a new product suite that allows an app developer to install its database directly on the device itself, allowing apps to function even when they’re not connected to the Internet. The suite also includes tools to seamlessly synchronize data between a Web server and the mobile client, to keep users up-to-date during those times when they are connected. Some users become frustrated at their apps’ inability to function offline, which happens because much of the data they need to operate resides on a server.
  • May 21, 2014
    Wall Street Journal A New Effort to Get Apps Working Underground
    Apart from insufficient battery life, what’s the other big annoying thing about your smartphone? How about the fact that most apps don’t work if you don’t have an Internet connection? That’s especially the case on those commutes underground. While some countries have wired up their subways, many places still don’t let you connect to the outside world when you’re deep underground. This is due to the fact that, to use apps like chat, banking, and streaming services, we need to communicate with cloud servers over an Internet connection. Or do we?
  • May 21, 2014
    Forbes Couchbase Ups The Mobile Developer Ante
    There’s a trend towards database vendors delivering peripheral solutions to make their products more compelling to developers. A good example of this is in the mobile connectivity space where Cloudant (since acquired by IBM) earlier this year rolled out an open source Android library to enable developers to ensure data was easy to sync between devices. The pay of for Cloudant, of course, was that by providing the toolset, it encouraged more developers to use its database product.
  • May 21, 2014
    GigaOM Couchbase, provider of NoSQL databases, releases new product suite for better mobile applications
    NoSQL startup Couchbase debuted today its new Couchbase Mobile, a new line of products tailored for developers who need to make mobile applications work, even when not connected to the internet. According to the company, the new suite is the first and only native NoSQL database currently in existence. The problem the Mountain View-based company is attempting to tackle deals with the way mobile applications work today, which are mostly stored in the cloud, said Wayne Carter, Couchbase’s chief architect for mobile.
  • May 21, 2014
    Java World Concur brings NoSQL power to mobile apps
    Couchbase, makers of NoSQL key-value and document database products, is delivering a new mobile-centric line of products designed to make it easier for app developers to synchronize data between devices and back-end data stores. The offering, called Couchbase Mobile and billed as "the world's first and only native embedded NoSQL mobile database," isn't just intended to allow mobile developers to build applications that weren't previously possible (or so Couchbase says), but also to allow Couchbase to distinguish itself in a field that's become crowded by competitors.
  • May 21, 2014
    InformationWeek Couchbase Releases NoSQL Mobile Platform
    Couchbase is nothing if not ambitious. It's challenging Cassandra and DataStax as the scalability champion in the NoSQL arena while taking on MongoDB as a JSON-handling document database. On Wednesday, the company added a third front: a mobile database platform. Couchbase Mobile, which was launched in public beta in September, addresses the problem of keeping mobile applications running whether they're connected to networks or not. To ensure consistent performance and data synchronization, the platform provides three components: the Couchbase Lite mobile database, Couchbase Sync Gateway, and the central Couchbase Server.
  • May 21, 2014
    InfoWorld Couchbase brings NoSQL power to mobile apps
    Couchbase, makers of NoSQL key-value and document database products, is delivering a new mobile-centric line of products designed to make it easier for app developers to synchronize data between devices and back-end data stores. The offering, called Couchbase Mobile and billed as "the world's first and only native embedded NoSQL mobile database," isn't just intended to allow mobile developers to build applications that weren't previously possible (or so Couchbase says), but also to allow Couchbase to distinguish itself in a field that's become crowded by competitors.

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