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Cisco - Enabling worldwide seamless video services at massive scale in the cloud

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.

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billion user sessions per year


microsecond response times


    • 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
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 Editor, ODBMS.org

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  • Session store
  • Caching
  • Endpoint/device mgmt.

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