About DIRECTV and Couchbase

DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services runs software to support 38 million customers globally on 3,000 channels. Maintaining 100% uptime is a requirement in a multitude of conditions. The challenge the company faced was developing systems capable of supporting business changes in a fast-paced environment – all on a flexible database schema. For DIRECTV, managing entity relationship data models had become a constraint to advancing technologically. The company looked into multiple NoSQL solutions and dynamic languages offered in the hopes of simplifying the approach to modeling real-world objects. DIRECTV found a way using Node.js with Couchbase as an end-to-end solution – from the user’s web browser to the JSON object stored in the database. DIRECTV discovered Couchbase’s performance to be unparalleled with its RESTful API, and SQL-like query engine of N1QL.


DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatched programming and industry leading customer service to more than 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its over 20 million customers access to more than 190 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy-award winning technology and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 13 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to more than 17 million customers.


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