About PayPal and Couchbase

In 2013, PayPal, a global leader in online payments solutions, took on NoSQL for several use cases. They initially leveraged Couchbase for their Media Network Advertising pipeline and applied Couchbase to build cross-channel audience analytics in profiling, segmentation, identity mapping and more. By 2014, the company was managing over 1 billion documents and 10 terabytes of data with Couchbase. PayPal’s usage of Couchbase began to extend into analytics as the challenge of managing user information at massive scale and processing data came to a head. The company’s Data Service team brought on Couchbase to accommodate swift access to user information while streaming data into Hadoop. In conjunction with Kafka, PayPal was able to process millions of updates a minute with best-in-class analytics technologies. Today, the company continues to leverage and expand their usage of Couchbase’s cross datacenter replication for personalization and server-side cookie applications.

About PayPal

Founded in 1998, PayPal continues to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution. In 2015, 28% of the 4.9 billion payments PayPal processed were made on a mobile device. PayPal gives people better ways to connect to their money and to each other, helping them safely access and move their money and offering a choice of how they would like to pay or be paid. With 179 million active customer accounts, PayPal has created an open and secure payments ecosystem that people and businesses choose to securely transact with each other online, in stores and on mobile devices. PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in more than 200 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies.