Customer Stories

The worlds largest enterprises choose Couchbase for the most demanding web and mobile applications.

The scalability, performance and flexibility requirements of modern web and mobile applications are driving the massive growth of NoSQL in major enterprises, where Couchbase is a leader. The use of NoSQL is becoming standard for certain critical use cases such as: globally distributed user profile management, session store management, high-performance caching, content and metadata store management and data aggregation. Billions of users access Couchbase everyday through eCommerce sites, social sites and ad network platforms. For a list of customers click here

AdAction Drives Performance with Couchbase

AdAction, an ad-serving business, tracks consumer behavior online and delivers the right advertisements to the right people at the right time. To achieve this, they store massive amounts of consumer data – for roughly 75 million consumers each month – and must access it, analyze it, and serve highly targeted online ads – all in real time. Finding their solutions too unstable, slow and complex, AdAction deployed Couchbase Server, enabling AdAction to consistently exceed customer SLAs for performance and uptime, while reducing administrative overhead – particularly as the volume of business grows.’s Secret Ingredient for Scalability

Allrecipes — the world’s largest, fastest growing digital food brand — receives more than a half a billion visits annually from cooks who create, save and share food experiences through recipes, reviews, photos, blog posting and more. As their peak traffic season approached, Allrecipes knew it was time to look for a new solution for scaling data on their website. They now use Couchbase Server to alleviate scaling issues and have increased reads-per-second by 10x. 

Couchbase Helps Amadeus Power the Travel Industry

Today’s travel industry is seeing rapid growth, high customer expectations, fierce competition and pressure on margins. It’s a market driven by new technologies, new entrants and new business models. Amadeus, the leading Global Distribution System (GDS) and the biggest processor of travel bookings in the world, looks to NoSQL and Couchbase to meet stringent data management needs within a demanding industry.

Betfair Bets on Couchbase NoSQL

Betfair, one of the world’s largest international online sports betting providers. Betfairs Exchange processes more than seven million transactions every day, more than all European stock exchanges combined, 99.9% of which are completed in under one second. The Betfair technical team relies on NoSQL technology to power their consumer-facing web and mobile businesses, and Couchbase is the database behind its production systems.

Concur's Journey to 1 Billion Couchbase Operations Per Day

Concur is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes. Initially, Concur utilized a homegrown caching system that turned out to be expensive and complicated to scale. They wanted to replace it with an open source solution that could help laterally scale their application, and provide the resilience and redundancy they needed – with simplicity and efficiency. They also wanted the new solution to support their aggressive plans for using NoSQL technology extensively throughout their stack in the future. 

LinkedIn Monitors Massive Data with Couchbase

LinkedIn has more than 225 million members around the world, generating massive amounts of user activity –all of which needs to be logged, monitored, and analyzed. Couchbase Server provides the scalability and performance the site engineering team needs to power its metric visualization engine, ultimately delivering 400,000 operations/second on just four server nodes.

McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education continues to innovate, transforming education from a textbook-based model to a next-generation, fully-digital, interactive and self-adapting learning portal model. Learn how McGraw-Hill Education combines Couchbase Server and Elasticsearch to build rich applications and learning aids for professors and students.

Millennial Media moves from Aerospike to Couchbase

Millennial Media, the leading independent audience platform in digital advertising, has selected Couchbase as its primary application backend. Previously, Millennial had been using the NoSQL database Aerospike. With the move, Millennial Media can continue to focus on delivering innovation and thought leadership in mobile advertising.


Nami Media Uses Couchbase to Grow the Business

As a service provider to online marketing companies, Nami Media handles an extremely high volume of web traffic, which they initially supported using memcached alongside a MySQL relational database. However, the Nami Media team wanted two key things that memcached simply doesn’t offer: fault tolerance and data persistence. To solve their issues Nami Media selected Couchbase Server, which provides them with fault tolerance, data persistence and high availability that they lacked.

Couchbase Helps OMGPOP Scale Draw Something to 50 Million Users in 50 Days

When OMGPOP launched Draw Something - a pictionary-like game that was going viral - they knew they absolutely had to scale their database to fully capitalize on their unprecedented growth opportunity. Using Couchbase Server, they were able to sustain performance and never had to take the game offline, even as the number of users and volume of game data rapidly accelerated.

Orbitz Takes Off with Couchbase

Orbitz is one of the most active travel websites in its market, logging millions of flight and hotel searches searches on an average day. Its hotel rates site is the most profitable segment—and where the company initially deployed Couchbase Server to overcome some of the limitations of existing RDBMS and caching technologies.

TheLadders Scales With Couchbase

Serving a high-traffic website like TheLadders requires an effective use of caching. Initially, TheLadders implemented heavy local caching on web nodes, which sacrificed large amounts of memory to duplication across nodes.  As their number of web nodes grew, they needed to find a more scalable solution.

Willis Group Adopts Innovative Approach to Resilient Risk Analytics

Willis Group is one of the world's leading risk advisors, insurance and reinsurance brokers. As part of an ongoing review of system performance, Willis Group identified the need to improve the speed, reliability and performance of the core Risk Analytics systems. The Global Analytics team researched a number of NoSQL database technologies to improve application performance and selected Couchbase.