In today’s digital landscape, where data breaches and security threats are a constant concern, the role of databases in safeguarding sensitive information has never been more crucial. Building upon its commitment to robust security measures, Couchbase Capella™ has further enhanced its security strengths by extending support for additional single sign-on (SSO) identity providers (IdP) and applications needing to be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Capella delivers robust security and data protection for organizations across the leading cloud platforms.

The robust security of Capella

Back in 2021, Couchbase Capella achieved SOC 2 compliance certification, cementing its position as a highly secure Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). This certification demonstrates that Capella meets stringent security and data protection standards, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical business information. Capella’s comprehensive security features, including role-based access controls, encryption at rest and in transit, and secure key management, provide organizations with the peace of mind they need when it comes to safeguarding their data.

Empowering the healthcare industry with support for HIPAA-compliant applications

The healthcare industry demands an extra layer of security due to the sensitivity of patient data. Capella is an ideal database solution for healthcare organizations, allowing developers to build HIPAA-compliant applications, ensuring the privacy and security of patient health information. While Capella has been HIPAA ready on Amazon AWS for nearly a year, it has now extended its key capabilities to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, offering healthcare organizations the flexibility to choose the cloud platform that best suits their needs.

Capella, a proven DBaaS, offers affordable scalability, high performance, flexibility, and reliability for modern healthcare applications. Key capabilities include:

    • High availability: Capella ensures 24/7 availability, providing automatic data replication across data centers and built-in disaster recovery capabilities.
    • Flexibility: Capella’s JSON document data model simplifies the development, deployment, and evolution of healthcare applications. The SQL++ query language enables easy data querying with familiar expressions. Integrated full-text search, real-time analytics, and powerful eventing services facilitate the addition of new features.
    • Leading performance: Capella’s memory-first architecture, coupled with integrated caching, consistently delivers millisecond responsiveness, meeting the expectations of both patients and caregivers.
    • Scalability: Capella allows teams to easily adjust nodes and core service workloads to meet application demands and optimize cost-effectiveness.
    • Security: Capella prioritizes enterprise-level security throughout its infrastructure, incorporating encryption, authentication, authorization, role-based access control, auditing, and more.

Unlocking the power of private networking

Recognizing the importance of secure and reliable connections, Couchbase Capella provides value to customers through private networking capabilities. Leveraging services like AWS PrivateLink and Azure Private Link, Capella allows organizations to establish private and direct connections to their databases. This approach minimizes exposure to the public internet, reducing potential vulnerabilities and providing enhanced network security. Customers can confidently build and manage their applications, knowing that their data is protected within a secure network environment. Capella supports AWS and Azure private networking technologies today.

Streamlined authentication with single sign-on

Couchbase Capella understands the importance of streamlined authentication processes and offers robust SSO integration. With support for multiple identity providers, including Okta, Microsoft Azure AD, Ping Identity, and CyberArk, Capella enables organizations to leverage their existing SSO infrastructure for secure and convenient access control. This eliminates the need for separate login credentials, simplifying user management and enhancing overall security.


Capella builds on Couchbase’s decades-long security work with demanding enterprise customers that require highly secure data technologies. Capella stands at the forefront of database technology, prioritizing security, compliance, and performance. With its expanded support for more SSO identity providers, Capella offers organizations a wide range of options for seamless authentication. Moreover, its HIPAA-ready support on multiple cloud platforms, including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, solidifies its position as a trusted database solution for the healthcare industry. By leveraging private networking capabilities and adhering to stringent security standards, Capella empowers organizations to build and manage modern applications with confidence.

    • To learn more about security capabilities and compliance certifications, go to the Capella Trust Center 
    • For insights into building HIPAA-compliant applications and Capella’s role in the healthcare industry, visit our healthcare solutions page
    • Discover the value of private networking for AWS and Azure, and SSO integration by exploring Couchbase documentation
    • Find out more about Capella here or start a free trial today



Posted by Tim Rottach, Director of Product Line Marketing

Tim Rottach is Director of Product Line Marketing at Couchbase.

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