Supporting the world’s #1 fraud detection platform with Couchbase


Customer application

  • FICO Falcon fraud detection


Use case


Key Feature

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Powered by Couchbase, FICO’s fraud detection platform is #1 in the world and scores 65% of world’s credit/debit cards. Downtime means fraud and lost revenue for the company, so when FICO was chosen to provide credit checks, fraud screening, and targeted offers for new telecommunications customers both in-store and online, it needed a NoSQL database that could deliver high availability alongside high transactional volume. Couchbase was chosen over Cassandra and MongoDB for speed, scalability, availability and persistence to support large XML objects.  



“We looked at Couchbase, we looked at Cassandra, we looked at Mongo. We found that the replication technology across data centers for Couchbase was superior, especially for the large workloads.”

Claus Moldt
CIO, FICO, Couchbase


  • Growing number of accounts, cards and customers means more data needs to be tracked with <ms latency and high throughput

  • Relational systems unable to scale to the required throughput

  • HA/DR solutions not streamlined – needed custom development


  • Memory-first architecture allows <1ms response times

  • Complete HA/DR solution delivers 24x365 application uptime

  • Neural networking algorithms run on Couchbase and access data as key-value pairs

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