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Bob served as President and CEO of Couchbase from 2010 to 2017. Until an acquisition by IBM in 2008, Bob served as chairman, CEO, and president of Transitive Corporation, the worldwide leader in cross-platform virtualization with over 20 million users. Previously, he was president and CEO of Tality Corporation, the worldwide leader in electronic design services, whose revenues and size grew to almost $200 million and had 1,500 worldwide employees. Bob held several executive general management positions at Cadence Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation company, which he joined in 1985 as an early stage start-up and helped to grow to more than $1.5 billion during his 13 years at the company. Bob also headed High Level Design Systems, a successful electronic design automation start-up that was acquired by Cadence in 1996.

How Couchbase helped OMGPOP break all the records with Draw Something

How Couchbase helped OMGPOP break all the records with Draw Something

Every now and then you get the opportunity to prove yourself on a big stage. Four weeks ago we got the chance. Couchbase user, OMGPOP, had launched Draw Something – a Pictionary-like game that was going viral. Capitalizing on what...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
Hello Couchbase!

Hello Couchbase!

I am thrilled to be writing this blog post announcing to the world that Membase and CouchOne have merged to become Couchbase! Our website is full of information about the merger, and I invite you to read more about why...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
Focused on Building Great NoSQL Software

Focused on Building Great NoSQL Software

Today we let our hosting users know that we are transferring our Apache CouchDB hosting service to a new company called Iris Couch. The hosting offering is still in beta but close to being generally available, so it was important...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
Welcome to NoSQL, Oracle – we’ve been expecting you.

Welcome to NoSQL, Oracle – we’ve been expecting you.

Oracle’s entry into the NoSQL market, announced yesterday at Oracle OpenWorld, isn’t at all surprising to anyone who believes, like we do, that NoSQL is destined to be a disruptive force in the database market and eventually make up a significant percentage...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
Couchbase Momentum: NoSQL on the Rise

Couchbase Momentum: NoSQL on the Rise

When we announced the Membase and CouchOne merger, it was thrilling to see the community share our excitement about the merger, and provide such positive feedback about the potential of bringing the CouchDB and Membase NoSQL technologies together. While great...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
Couchbase, Docomo and Zynga: Strategic Relationships Make a Difference to the Community

Couchbase, Docomo and Zynga: Strategic Relationships Make a Difference to the Community

Today we announced another strategic customer relationship.  This one is with NTT Docomo, the largest mobile service provider in Japan. It’s always nice to announce big customer relationships, but sometimes it’s not obvious to the wider Couchbase community what its...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
NoSQL and Couchbase: Picking Up Speed

NoSQL and Couchbase: Picking Up Speed

The past six months have been a whirlwind of activity at Couchbase and the pace just continues to accelerate, not just for Couchbase but for the NoSQL market as a whole. Since the merger of CouchOne and Membase in February,...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
NoSQL is Growing, Not Slowing

NoSQL is Growing, Not Slowing

GigaOm is definitely stoking the NoSQL discussion by asking whether scalable SQL databases have taken the momentum out of the NoSQL movement. I interpret recent market events somewhat differently however, and want to offer an alternate perspective. First, while there...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
Notice Anything Different?

Notice Anything Different?

Today we began using our new company logo and updated the look and feel of our website. You can do a quick comparison of the logo change below.  We hope you like it.  For most of the people in the...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
Oracle is no match for today’s apps

Oracle is no match for today’s apps

On Thursday Oracle announced another bad quarter. Oracle blamed sales execution for the miss last quarter, this time it blamed the economy. I’m not so sure. The accelerating shift away from relational databases to new technologies like NoSQL and Hadoop...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
Simply Transformational

Simply Transformational

It’s great to be posting my first blog as NorthScale’s new chief executive. This is a unique company with a unique opportunity to drive the incredible transformation taking place in the data management space. I’m thrilled to be a part...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014
Why MySQL 5.6 is no real threat to NoSQL

Why MySQL 5.6 is no real threat to NoSQL

Over the past couple of days a number of people have asked my opinion of the latest MySQL 5.6 release. For those who haven’t seen the news, Oracle announced its first major MySQL release in two years. Since NoSQL has...

Bob Wiederhold December 16, 2014