Enabling worldwide seamless video services at massive scale in the cloud

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Customer application

  • Video session and resource manager application

NoSQL solution

Use case

  • Session store
  • Caching
  • Endpoint/device mgmt.


Key features

  • N1QL
  • Multi-dimensional scaling
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Cable companies worldwide use Cisco’s VSRM (Videoscape Session Resource Manager) application to enable their broadcast, on-demand, and DVR video services for 100+ billion user sessions per year. When VSRM became overly complex to scale, Cisco decided to move the platform to a NoSQL database in the cloud. After assessing numerous databases, including Cassandra and MongoDB™, Cisco chose Couchbase for its strong data consistency, reliable low latency, and consistent 500-microsecond response times at massive scale.

"The combination of Couchbase database, Cisco UCS Platform Architecture combined with the flexibility of Tegile IntelliFlash makes it a dependable enterprise solution for high performance or high capacity workloads."

Roberto Zicari


  • Cisco had to create a highly scalable media platform in the cloud to support 100+ billion user sessions per year

  • Customers demanded increasing efficiency, reliability, and performance

  • Cisco wanted to simplify the management of a very complex and growing system


  • Cisco chose Couchbase over Cassandra and MongoDB for the strongest data consistency
  • High-performance architecture delivers reliable low latency and consistent 500-microsecond response times at massive scale
  • Multi-dimensional scaling allows Cisco to grow with precision as demands change