Why develop with Couchbase?

Couchbase is an award-winning distributed NoSQL cloud database that delivers unmatched versatility, performance, scalability, and financial value for all of your cloud, mobile, on-premises, hybrid, distributed cloud, and edge computing applications. And now it includes generative AI coding assistance to help developers be even more productive.


JSON means your data can adapt to agile workflows and changing requirements. Multi-model means you can consolidate multiple data technologies into one Couchbase architecture.

  • Human-readable JSON standard data
  • Key-value, SQL++, indexing, full-text search, analytics, time-series, and eventing all built in
  • AI-powered coding assistance from Capella iQ to boost developer productivity
  • Flexible modeling and access that enables iterative, agile development cycles
agile sync seamless data sharing

Fast and affordable

Couchbase has a built-in managed cache in its memory-first architecture. Read and write operations run at the speed of RAM.

  • Microsecond latency and lightning-fast performance
  • Patented query and index optimizations
  • Automatic sharding, automatic failover, and automatic replication to accommodate your growing workloads
  • Incredible price-performance to lower TCO
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Easy as SQL

Couchbase brings together the best of NoSQL document databases and relational databases.

  • SQL++ enables SQL queries on JSON data
  • ACID transactions in SDKs and in SQL++ for enhanced data consistency
  • AI-powered coding assistance from Capella iQ
  • Scopes and collections organize data like relational schema
  • SDKs in 11+ languages plus a variety of extensions and integrations
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Distributed database architecture

Inside Capella is Couchbase, the fast, feature-rich distributed NoSQL database that combines the flexibility of JSON documents with unmatched speed and scale in a modern cloud database platform.

Couchbase Server

High-performance distributed database

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Couchbase Capella with Capella iQ

Fully managed Database-as-a-Service with AI-powered code assistance

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Autonomous Operator

Self-managed deployment with Kubernetes

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Couchbase Mobile and App Services

Edge and Mobile Sync services

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MongoDB™ Atlas vs. Couchbase Capella

See how Couchbase Capella beats competitors

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The modern cloud database platform

Couchbase Capella

Fully managed in the cloud

Develop faster and more easily with Capella. Get more features, flexible JSON data modeling, easy SQL access, better performance, and lower TCO.

Couchbase App Services

Edge-ready mobile database

Securely sync data from the cloud to the edge to the device. Store, query, search, and analyze data on the device regardless of internet connectivity and experience the advantages of peer-to-peer sync.

Capella iQ

AI-powered coding assistance

Boost developer productivity by chatting with Capella iQ to create schema and data, write SQL++, build indexes, write application code, and create test cases

Compare cloud database alternatives


Capella’s multi-model capabilities built into a single database platform allow customers to do more with less and save both time and money when compared to DynamoDB.


Capella’s high performance and predictable scale enables customers to use the Couchbase platform for mission-critical applications they’ve never entrusted to others like MongoDB.

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