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Rick Jacobs is the Technical Product Marketing Manager at Couchbase. His varied background includes experience at many of the world’s leading organizations such as Computer Sciences Corporation, IBM, Cloudera etc. He comes with over 15 years of general technology experience garnered from serving in development, consulting, data science, sales engineering and technical marketing roles. He holds several academic degrees including an MS in Computational Science from George Mason University.

The Top 8 Languages for Backend Development

The Top 8 Languages for Backend Development

Computer programming is becoming an increasingly necessary and popular skill. Many high school and college graduates are exposed to programming even if they are not in a computer science field. This rise in exposure has led to new programmer archetypes...

November 28, 2022
Magma: The Next-Generation Document Storage Engine

Magma: The Next-Generation Document Storage Engine

The Couchbase database platform supports two storage mechanisms: Couchstore, the default, and Magma, the recently released engine. Both offer benefits under various scenarios. This blog post gives a brief overview of the new Magma storage engine, provides a comparison of...

October 17, 2022
QuickStart: Couchbase with Apache Spark on Databricks

QuickStart: Couchbase with Apache Spark on Databricks

Couchbase is the world’s leading NoSQL document database. It offers unmatched performance, flexibility and scalability on the edge, on-premise and in the cloud. Spark is one of the most popular in-memory computing environments. The two platforms can be combined to...

September 27, 2022
Upgrade to Couchbase Capella from Community Edition Now

Upgrade to Couchbase Capella from Community Edition Now

Couchbase is a NoSQL database platform that offers several editions and deployment options, including a free installation binary as well as a fully managed database as a service. This blog briefly compares our free Couchbase Community Edition to Couchbase Capella™...

August 10, 2022
Do More With Couchbase Capella™ on 6 Nodes Than MongoDB Atlas on 18 Nodes

Do More With Couchbase Capella™ on 6 Nodes Than MongoDB Atlas on 18 Nodes

Altoros, a global IT service provider that has been comparing databases for several decades, recently released their latest independent benchmark comparing the DBaaS offerings from Couchbase and MongoDB, leveraging the YCSB standard for NoSQL database benchmarking. This blog summarizes their...

July 14, 2022
Using Pydantic to Validate JSON Documents With Couchbase 

Using Pydantic to Validate JSON Documents With Couchbase 

Couchbase Capella is a fully managed JSON document Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering that eliminates database-management duties and reduces overall costs. Capella offers robust performance, flexibility and scalability in a modern cloud native, distributed database that fuses the strengths of relational database...

June 30, 2022
NoSQL DBaaS benchmarks: which cloud comes out on top?

NoSQL DBaaS benchmarks: which cloud comes out on top?

The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially increased the pace of digitization, and for many organizations, data demands have never been higher. As enterprises accelerate their digital transformation journeys, the need to quickly and efficiently scale their database infrastructure to meet increased...

April 26, 2022
Why Uplevel From MongoDB™

Why Uplevel From MongoDB™

Today’s applications need to deliver a great experience to users anywhere, all the time. For business-critical applications, there is no downtime, they must support customers 24/7, 365. Applications are being architected to run on micro-services and to be developed in...

February 22, 2022
How Does Couchbase Capella™ Compare With Azure CosmosDB

How Does Couchbase Capella™ Compare With Azure CosmosDB

Overview Couchbase is the modern database for today’s enterprise applications. The pace of digitization is blistering, spurred on by unexpected events like COVID-19. Additionally, in today’s digital-first world,  there is an ever-increasing demand for 24x7x365 availability of applications to support...

December 6, 2021
Level Up Your Database Platform Best Practices at Couchbase Connect

Level Up Your Database Platform Best Practices at Couchbase Connect

My colleagues have already told you a lot about how amazing Couchbase ConnectONLINE will be. This free two-day tech conference is the premier event for exploring modern data, NoSQL technology and the cloud. John spoke about the need for modernization,...

September 14, 2021