Category: Best Practices and Tutorials

Creating Dynamic VMs Infrastructure With Xen Hosts

Introduction In today’s world, the server infrastructure machines are either in on-premise data centers, private data centers or public cloud data centers. These machines are either physical bare metal machines, virtual machines (VMs) with hypervisors  or small containers like docker...

Best Practices for Operating Couchbase Server as Non-Root

Best Practices for Operating Couchbase Server as Non-Root

With Couchbase Server 6.5.1. we now standardize the non-root install and upgrade for rpm packages. This will now allow you to easily install, upgrade and maintain Couchbase Server as non-root.  The purpose of this blog is not to replace our...

April 30, 2020
The Series on Time Series (in Couchbase): Episode 1

The Series on Time Series (in Couchbase): Episode 1

What Is This About So, you have a time series use case?  So do I, and this blog article is the proof of it. When I learn about a new subject, I like using the method of loci to memorize...

Couchbase Autonomous Operator 2.0 For Kubernetes Is Now GA!

Couchbase Autonomous Operator 2.0 For Kubernetes Is Now GA!

We’re proud to announce the general availability of Couchbase Autonomous Operator 2.0. We have achieved significant milestones since we first announced production certification of Couchbase Server on Docker containers in June of 2016, and with Autonomous Operator 2.0, we are...

Testing For Growth

Testing For Growth

The goal of load testing should be to identify what load your current cluster can handle, and how you need to mutate and adapt your cluster configuration as you reach various load milestones. The result should be a plan for...

April 27, 2020
Couchbase Intro for MongoDB Developers and NoSQL Experts

Couchbase Intro for MongoDB Developers and NoSQL Experts

Six thousand years ago, the Sumerians invented writing for transaction processing — Gray & Reuter By any measure, MongoDB is a popular document-oriented JSON database. In the last dozen years, it has grown from its humble beginnings of a single...

April 25, 2020
Couchbase Autonomous Operator 2.0 with Prometheus – Part 2

Couchbase Autonomous Operator 2.0 with Prometheus – Part 2

Prerequisites As mentioned in Part 1 of the blog, we need to run Prometheus and Grafana in the Kubernetes environment on our Amazon EKS. The recommended way is to use Kube-Prometheus, an Open Source project. Not only will this simplify...

April 21, 2020
Couchbase Autonomous Operator 2.0 with Prometheus – Part 1

Couchbase Autonomous Operator 2.0 with Prometheus – Part 1

We recently announced the latest preview of the Couchbase Autonomous Operator (CAO) 2.0 beta. This release is a significant update to the Couchbase Autonomous Operator. Couchbase Autonomous Operator 2.0 introduces several new enterprise-grade features with fully autonomous capabilities – security,...

April 21, 2020
Flexible Query & Indexing for Flexible JSON Model.

Flexible Query & Indexing for Flexible JSON Model.

Use N1QL when you’re in a JSON pickle. — Confucius For the JSON data model, the advice is to think of collections as tables, JSON document as denormalized rows and field names as columns – roughly. All this holds in...

April 13, 2020

NoSQL Document Database Replication – MongoDB vs. Couchbase

Replication has been a crucial part of Database Systems for decades for providing availability and disaster recovery. In recent times, with the evolution of distributed databases to address the need for highly available, scalable and globally distributed deployments operating across...

FTS and N1QL: Better Performance Querying Multiple Arrays

FTS and N1QL: Better Performance Querying Multiple Arrays

Introduction Couchbase Full Text Search (FTS) is a great fit for indexing multiple arrays and executing queries with multiple filter predicates in arrays.  In this article, I’ll demonstrate the advantages of using FTS over GSI (Global Secondary Index) for array...

Inter-Kubernetes Networking via VPC Peering

Inter-Kubernetes Networking via VPC Peering

1. Introduction It is often desirable by enterprise customers to have standby database cluster/s for data locality and high performance, disaster recovery and/or for mere data backups. Couchbase Cross Data Center Replication (XDCR) requires no introduction as customers have been...