About Cars.com and Couchbase
The mission of Cars.com is to be the leading decision engine that moves people through the car ownership cycle with transparent, fun, and engaging experiences. As the expectations of customers continued to rise, the company realized it needed a better database to manage its data assets, flexibly evolve them for new use cases, quickly serve them to consumers, and easily ingest massive amounts of new data on a regular basis. After a rigorous vendor selection process that included demos, proof-of-concepts, and proposals from five solutions providers, Cars.com selected Couchbase in late 2015 and delivered its first projects into production in 2016. Its first use cases were data-rich vehicle listings for an ever-changing inventory of 5 million vehicles, extremely flexible user profiles, and product data and metrics for both internal and consumer use. One of the reasons Cars.com chose Couchbase was for the ability to quickly release new products, and Couchbase passed that test almost immediately when Cars.com successfully capitalized on an unexpected opportunity to develop a cutting-edge vehicle pricing application. Cars.com also likes that Couchbase is fully aligned with its cloud and SOA strategies and will enable the company to continually exceed customer expectations with more new products in the years to come.
Overall, Couchbase offered us flexibility, which is what we were looking for with a NoSQL platform.Bruce Zawadzki Technical Architect, Cars.com
Cars.com is a leading online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership. A pioneer in automotive classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms, connecting consumers with local dealers across the country anytime, anywhere. Through trusted expert content, on-the-lot mobile app features, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of research tools and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com helps shoppers buy, sell and service their vehicles.
Cars.com companies include DealerRater, Auto.com, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com™. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Chicago. It is owned by TEGNA, Inc.