About eBay and Couchbase

As one of the world’s most popular e-commerce companies, eBay runs over 4,000 database servers to support 18 million sellers and 164 million active users worldwide. eBay has always been a heavy Oracle user, but over time realized Oracle was not the best fit for a lot of its use cases. Quite often, eBay was paying Oracle too much for features it didn’t need, while not getting all the features it did need. As a result, eBay switched a significant portion of its workload to NoSQL, and now uses Couchbase as a combination of key-value store and document database. Couchbase gives eBay the affordable scalability it needs along with very high read/write performance and throughput. A common use case is caching in front of Oracle in order to scale out applications without adding more Oracle. eBay found an unexpected bonus in N1QL (Couchbase’s SQL-like language for JSON), which allows developers to easily adapt their relational database skills to NoSQL. Last year, eBay doubled its number of Couchbase use cases and increased its number of Couchbase nodes 5x while handling 80 billion Couchbase calls per day.

About eBay

eBay Inc. operates e-commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer inventory for sale; and buyers to find and buy it virtually anytime and anywhere. The company’s Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay mobile apps; and StubHub platforms comprise its online ticket platform at stubhub.com and the StubHub mobile apps, which enable fans to purchase tickets to the games, concerts, and theater shows. Its Classifieds platforms include a collection of brands, such as Mobile.de, Kijiji, Gumtree, Marktplaats, eBay Classifieds, and others that offer online classifieds and help people find whatever they are looking for in their local communities. The company platforms enable users to find, buy, sell, and pay for items through various online, mobile, and offline channels, which include retailers, distributors, liquidators, import and export companies, auctioneers, catalog and mail-order companies, classifieds, directories, search engines, commerce participants, shopping channels, and networks. eBay Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.