About Marriott and Couchbase
When Marriott decided it was time to replace its legacy infrastructure to better compete in the Digital Economy, IT leadership faced core technology decisions. The company evaluated several NoSQL solutions before deciding to switch to Couchbase. Marriott was drawn to Couchbase by recommendations of other large-volume, high transaction customers along with technical aspects that suited their use case. By making the switch to Couchbase, Marriott achieved an open source, cloud-based model with a document-oriented and distributed structure that enabled the company to reduce application development costs, improve speed, and modernize their infrastructure. Today, Marriott stores 13 million documents and runs 200 transactions per second using Couchbase and has plans to expand their deployment.
RDBMS is no longer the only data store in town. Developers have been telling their managers for a while that NoSQL is the way to go. But up to now, companies have been saying, 'No, that’s way too cutting edge'… Now, NoSQL has finally arrived in the mainstream. More and more people are using it – you’re going to see it a lot more… Even risk-averse companies are beginning to look at open source and cloud to modernize their infrastructure.Thomas Vidnovic Solutions Architect, Marriott
Marriott International, Inc., is a global leading lodging company with more than 4,200 properties in 79 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. Founded by J. Willard and Alice Marriott and guided by Marriott family leadership for nearly 90 years, the company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.