A Recap of Couchbase at Red Hat Summit 2018

With all of the excitement and energy at Couchbase Connect in New York last week, it may have been easy to overlook some really compelling updates coming out of Couchbase’s strategic partnership with Red Hat at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. One of the industry’s largest conferences about innovation in the open source community, and its growing adoption amongst enterprises, the Red Hat Summit brings together more than 7,000 attendees from the career IT professional to the open source contributor. This year, the event featured demonstrations of Couchbase on Red Hat OpenShift, and below is a brief recap of the highlights and key takeaways.

Keynote Highlights

In the morning keynote, Dietmar Fauser, VP – Core Platforms and Middleware at Amadeus, described the company’s hybrid cloud strategy with Red Hat OpenShift, while providing an overview of Couchbase’s critical role in the architecture of two production applications.

In a private cloud deployment of a hotel application, Couchbase is used for both the heavy-duty, fast access key value store, and to also replicate data across two U.S.-based data centers, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast. In a private and public cloud deployment for a shopping application, Couchbase is used for scaling and geographical distribution.

For more details, click on the video below or see the full video here.

Dietmar Fauser, VP – Core Platforms and Middleware at Amadeus

In the afternoon keynote with Matt Hicks, SVP SW Engineering at Red Hat, Matt described Red Hat’s objectives in working with its ISV ecosystem to move beyond certified containers to deliver “trusted operations…through the Kubernetes Operators SDK” initiative, and highlighted Couchbase as one of the four featured launch partners for this new program.

As part of the launch, Chris Morgan, Global Technical Director – OpenShift Ecosystem at Red Hat, and Rob Szumski, Principal PM – Red Hat OpenShift, provided a live demonstration of the Couchbase Autonomous Operator on an OpenShift cluster to highlight how stateful business critical applications can run on Couchbase with OpenShift. Couchbase is proud to be the first and only NoSQL vendor with a functioning operator available now in technical preview. The performance, scalability and resiliency of Couchbase running on OpenShift will help IT teams deliver the flexible infrastructure architecture that developers and business leaders are increasingly demanding.

To see the live demo please click on the video below.

Link to: opening remarks from Matt Hicks

Link to live demo: live demonstration by Chris Morgan and Rob Szumski

Chris Morgan and Rob Szumski Demonstrate Couchbase Autonomous Operator Live on OpenShift


An Award-Winning, Strategic Partnership

In recognition of Couchbase’s strong partnership with Red Hat, and our collective efforts around integration, certification and collaboration with the OpenShift team to deliver amazing customer experiences, Couchbase was awarded with the “Land and Expand” growth ISV partner of the year award at Red Hat Summit 2018.  In addition to the growing collaboration in the field with joint customers, Red Hat acknowledged Couchbase’s technical vision and leadership with the Kubernetes Operators initiative.

Red Hat Connect for Technology Partners tweet @RHC4TP announcing award on social media

Jack Baratta, Sr. Director – Global ISV Partners & Alliances at Red Hat, presents 2018 Land and Expand Award to Couchbase.

Deploying Couchbase Autonomous Operator with OpenShift will bring tremendous value to our joint customers looking to run business critical applications across hybrid / multi-cloud environments, and we look forward circling back with more updates on the partnership after our upcoming Couchbase Connect London and Silicon Valley conferences, where Red Hat will be featured as a Platinum-level sponsor.

Additional Resources

Red Hat is a trusted partner of Couchbase, and for more details on integrations and partner initiatives stemming from Red Hat Summit 2018, please see additional resources below:


For customer inquiries, please reach out to sales@couchbase.com

For solution and technology partner inquiries, reach out to partners@couchbase.com


Posted by Anthony Farinha, Director, GSI & Tech Partners

Anthony leads strategic partnerships with Global Solution and Technology partners at Couchbase. He is based at Couchbase HQ in Santa Clara, CA. Reach out to him at: partners@couchbase.com


  1. Awesome work Anthony!

  2. Awesome work Anthony! This will be enable customers to adopt Couchbase offering from stable and reliable OpenShift platform. Win-Win for all.

    1. Anthony Farinha, Director - GSI & Technology Partners, Couchbase May 18, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      Thanks, Ram. Our joint beta customers are really excited about this.

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