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Michael Nitschinger works as a Principal Software Engineer at Couchbase. He is the architect and maintainer of the Couchbase Java SDK, one of the first completely reactive database drivers on the JVM. He also authored and maintains the Couchbase Spark Connector. Michael is active in the open source community, a contributor to various other projects like RxJava and Netty.

Introducing the Couchbase Java SDK 3.0 Alpha

Introducing the Couchbase Java SDK 3.0 Alpha

I am super excited to finally write this announcement, because it allows me to put the spotlight on something we’ve been working hard over the last months. In a collective effort across the SDK team, we have started to roll...

June 18, 2019

Inside the Java SDK: Connection Management

In this second instalment of “Inside the Java SDK” we are going to take an in-depth look at how the SDK manages and pools sockets to the various nodes and services. While not ultimately necessary to follow, I recommend you...

June 29, 2018

Inside the Java SDK: Bootstrap

From time to time we get questions on topics that do not directly fit into the documentation since they dig deeper into the internals of the client libraries. In this series we’ll cover different themes of interest – in this...

June 21, 2018

Response Time Observability with the Java SDK

Previous blogs gave a better understanding on how our approach to Real Time Observability (RTO) in general helps troubleshooting distributed systems and why we chose OpenTracing as a foundation and public API. If you haven’t already, you can check out...

April 9, 2018

Couchbase Spark Connector 2.0.0 Released

On behalf of the SDK team I’m happy to announce the release of the second major version of the Couchbase Spark Connector which most importantly brings compatibility with the Apache Spark 2.0.x series. A special thanks goes to community contributors...

October 27, 2016

Couchbase Spark Connector 1.0.0 Released

Spark Connector 1.0.0 Released After two developer previews and one beta I’m super happy to announce the first stable release of our Couchbase Spark Connector. The timing is no coincidence, since next week Spark Summit Europe 2015 is happening in...

October 26, 2015

All The Small Things – JVM Profiling Lessons From The Trenches

JMH (Java Microbenchmarking Harness) has become one of my invaluable tools to quantify (and ultimately justify) a performance optimization inside the Couchbase Java SDK and its related projects. Since I see many users and customers struggling with similar questions, I...

October 22, 2015

The Couchbase Java SDK 2.1.0 arrived!

On behalf of the whole team I’m happy to report that we’ve finally released the 2.1.0 version of the Couchbase Java SDK. Compared to the 2.0 branch it brings lots of new features as well as a myriad of smaller...

September 1, 2015

Introducing the Couchbase Spark Connector

On behalf of the whole team, I’m incredibly proud to announce that we’ve just released the first developer preview of our brand new Couchbase Spark Connector. It allows you to move data in and out of Couchbase directly using Spark...

September 1, 2015

Couchbase Spark Connector 1.0 Beta Release

More or less exactly two months after the second developer preview, I'm delighted to announce that we've shipped the first (and hopefully only) beta release of the Couchbase Spark Connector. It is a major step forward, bringing Spark 1.4 support...

September 1, 2015

Java SDK 2.2.0 Developer Preview Refresh

Note from March 2017: detailed information on the event bus and metrics collection can be found in the official documentation. Some information in this article may be outdated. While europe was melting away in the summer heat, Simon (from Paris),...

July 27, 2015

Couchbase Spark Connector – Developer Preview Refresh

It’s been a while since we’ve introduced the first developer preview of our brand new Couchbase Spark Connector. So we thought it’s time for another release, providing enhancements and a handful of new features. In particular: Native Support for Spark...

May 6, 2015