Cadir Lee, CTO, Zynga

“I’ve long held that the consolidation of NoSQL vendors was just a matter of time. I’m not surprised that the emerging winner in this process is Membase. We evaluated the gamut of NoSQL database offerings before ultimately selecting Membase at Zynga, but CouchDB was one of our finalists. At that point we wished we could have combined the best of these systems, and that is exactly what is going to happen now. We’re delighted with this merger.”

Curt Monash, President of Monash Research and Editor of DBMS 2

“If you can live without joins, document data models make a lot of sense. For most of human history, the principal models for storing information have been document-oriented; today, many developers think in terms of objects, documents, or both. The Couchbase plan for a document-model DBMS is very interesting, especially in the variety of its scaling and replication capabilities.”

Matt Aslett, Senior Analyst, The 451 Group

“Membase and CouchOne were already two of the leading NoSQL database providers, and the combination of Membase's high performance clustering and caching technology with CouchDB's document data model appears to be a good fit. The two companies are also complementary in terms of their approach to developers and operational adoption, and Couchbase should be able to hit the groud running with their combined technologies, teams and development plans.”

Mike Olson, CEO, Cloudera

“It has been a pleasure working with the team at Membase, both in my role as company advisor and in engagements between Cloudera and Membase. Bringing CouchOne and Membase together is a combination of technologies and companies that just makes sense. I definitely support this move and I’m looking forward to working closely with the combined team.” 

Marten Mickos, CEO, Eucalyptus Systems

“Modern cloud applications require a robust and elastic database solution. The elasticity of Membase married to the robust document data model of CouchDB is a perfect match for these applications. The Couchbase merger strengthens our relationship with the company and enhances the value of the solutions we provide to our shared customers.” 

Cristian Parrino, Director of Online Services, Canonical

“We have a multi-faceted relationship with CouchOne – both using and distributing their CouchDB technologies through our popular personal cloud service Ubuntu One. The merger of CouchOne and Membase creates a stronger business partner with increased market presence and capacity for accelerated innovation. We applaud the combination and look forward to working with Couchbase.”

Josh Fraser, Vice President of Business Development, RightScale

“Elastic data management technologies are an important ingredient in scalable cloud applications. Membase has been a strong partner and supporter of RightScale, and we expect this combination to further strengthen our relationship. Ultimately, our joint customers are the beneficiaries of the enhanced capabilities and power of Membase available in the RightScale cloud management platform.”

Paul Vienneau, CTO and VP Engineering, NaviNet

“Membase provides unmatched scalability and reliability – both critical to NaviNet’s business as the largest real-time health care communication network in the United States. Membase is rock solid in the face of our accelerating growth. Adding the developer-friendly, document-oriented operations of CouchDB to Membase further distances Membase from the pack of NoSQL database contenders.”

Andrey Abramov, Principal Program Manager, Sling Media

“CouchOne + Membase = awesome news. Made my week. Simplified my life at just the right time - we can finally take our key infrastructure into the cloud with technology that matches our needs. I'll drink to that!”

Nanda Kishore, CTO, ShareThis

“The developer productivity benefits Membase gains from CouchOne technologies will be invaluable in helping to accelerate our time to market with new features for our users. The combination of Membase and CouchOne, in our mind, creates a company and solution so far in front of competing technologies that it is hard to see how one could bet against them.”

Shawn Chiao, Co-Founder, Tribal Crossing

“One of the things we love most about Membase is its simplicity. Without the need for a dedicated system administrator, we are able to effortlessly scale our data layer both vertically and horizontally. Adding the querying and indexing capabilities of CouchDB gives us a streamlined data mining solution on top of this elastic storage. We can't wait to see how the merged companies will pioneer new ways for online games to manage their data.”

Max Ogden, Code for America Fellow, and Creator of PDX API

“I’m a huge CouchDB fan – adding in geo spatial indexing has enabled much of the groundbreaking work being done around the world in open government apps.  Joining forces with Membase is awesome because it creates the new leader in reshaping how we view and use data to make software more useful.”

Kowsik Guruswamy, Founder and CTO, Mu Dynamics

“Mu Dynamics has completely embraced CouchDB for both our cloud offerings as well as the Studio test suite. CouchDB lets us innovate at a tremendous pace as it puts the data in our hands in a transparent way. We think combining Membase and memcached with CouchOne is particularly exciting and we are looking forward to their integrated offerings.”

Chang Song, Director, NHN Center for Innovation

“When NHN founded the Membase open source project with NorthScale and Zynga, we had an aggressive vision for its development. The merger of Membase with CouchOne accelerates the realization of that vision by well over a year, and creates what is unquestionably the ‘800 pound gorilla’ in the NoSQL database market.”

Kord Campbell, Founder and CEO, Loggly

“Loggly has become the leading Logging as a Service platform and Membase is a key ingredient in our technology stack. We’ve been hungry for real-time aggregation and analysis support within Membase and the merger with CouchOne promises to accelerate the delivery of those key features. This is a big deal for us. We’re excited to see two of the most compelling data management technologies come together into a platform upon which we will be able to build more value for our users, more quickly.”

Jason Sirota, Director of Application Architecture, The Knot

“We selected Membase, in part, because it was drop-in compatible with memcached. With no change to our running applications, Membase provided a highly-available, easy-to-manage distributed solution. While we are using it primarily for caching today, we have big plans to implement indexed search and storage solutions, so we are very excited about the merger with CouchOne.”

Brian LeRoux, Chief Software Architect, Nitobi (creator of PhoneGap)

“Keeping data available and persistent in an occasionally connected, often offline, world is tough. We were thrilled when the team at CouchDB started tackling mobile data storage. Now with CouchOne combined with Membase we know that data persistence and availability problems are going to be solved right.”

John P. Wood, Lead Engineer, Signal

“We at Signal (formerly Interactive Mediums) think that CouchOne joining forces with Membase makes incredible sense. We migrated several of our largest data sets to CouchDB from MySQL and loved how CouchDB addressed the performance issues we were facing.  It's easy for us to imagine how we would utilize Membase's scaling and clustering capabilities.  And the business advantages of the two firms together really gives NoSQL a big shot of legitimacy.”