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James Phillips is a co-founder, CEO, CSO at Couchbase. James Phillips has more than 20 years of software industry experience. James started his career writing software for the Apple II and TRS-80 microcomputer platforms.

Another membase milestone reached – beta 2 ships!

Another membase milestone was reached today – beta 2 was released and is available for download! Several cool features have been added, including support for datasets whose size exceeds the size of aggregate cluster main memory (i.e. supporting disk >...

December 16, 2014

Membase and Cloudera Integration

Today is an exciting day for Membase. A number of us are attending Hadoop World 2010 in New York City, and if the event reception tonight is any indication of things to come tomorrow, it is going to be an...

December 16, 2014

Interview with Enyim author and maintainer Attila Kisko

Today I had the pleasure of spending some time with Attila Kisko, a Membase contributor and the author and maintainer of Enyim – the Membase Client Library for .NET. On holiday in San Francisco from Budapest, Hungary, Attila came by...

December 16, 2014

Hey, you got your chocolate in my peanut butter!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJLDF6qZUX0 Today is, without question, one of the most exciting days of my career – in the top 3 for sure. It is difficult to imagine a marriage of technologies and cultures more right than the merger of Membase and...

December 16, 2014

Hello, World.

After many months of hard work running up to our launch, writing this blog entry is the very last item on my pre-launch to-do list. We just walked out of our “go/no-go” meeting on the software and we’re ready to...

December 16, 2014

An emerging data management architectural pattern behind interactive web applications

The user-data connection is driving NoSQL database-Hadoop pairing AOL Advertising runs one of the largest online ad serving operations, serving billions of impressions each month to hundreds of millions of people. AOL faced three data management challenges in building their...

December 16, 2014

Elastic Data and the Cloud

(Also see video blog) Today we announced a very exciting relationship with Heroku: Heroku’s Memcached Add-On is powered by NorthScale Memcached Server and NorthScale is operating the add-on service on Heroku’s behalf. For those who haven’t checked out Heroku, they...

December 16, 2014

NorthScale Selected to Present at GigaOM’s LaunchPad

We just got word from GigaOM that they’ve chosen NorthScale as one of 11 companies to present at this year’s LaunchPad (during the Structure 2010 conference in San Francisco). We are excited to take the stage on June 23 to...

December 16, 2014

NorthScale Unleashes Membase Server

Today is an exciting day for us at NorthScale. Along with our partners Zynga and NHN, we announced the formation of the membase open source project. Membase is a simple, fast, elastic “NoSQL” (absolutely hate that term, and we’ll happily...

December 16, 2014

Surprises in our NoSQL adoption survey

Today we shared some results from a survey we conducted a few weeks ago to assess the current state of NoSQL adoption. Though we originally ran the survey to gather data for planning purposes, we found the data so interesting...

December 16, 2014

Preparing for Massive Growth, Revisited.

A couple months back I wrote an article for Mashable entitled How to Prepare Your Social Game for Massive Growth. In that article I argue that games integrated with social media can “go viral” – adding millions of users overnight...

December 16, 2014

Third Stage (and not the repeatedly-delayed album from Boston)

As a nerdy adolescent boy growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana I discovered that I really loved computers – and computer software in particular. Creating something from nothing and instantly seeing the results in all their black-and-green, 64 column-by-16 line,...

December 16, 2014