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Customer application

  • Track and trace drug monitoring

NoSQL solution

Use case

  • User profile store
  • Content management


Key features

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Pfizer is one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies with annual revenues over $21 billion and a product portfolio that includes medicines, vaccines, and many of the world's best-known consumer healthcare products. When Pfizer required a flexible, high-performance database to power Newton (their platform for health applications), Couchbase was their top choice. Couchbase was simple to deploy on the AWS cloud, easily supports dozens of applications, and provides the flexible and robust indexing Pfizer needs for Newton’s reporting application.


  • General platform where numerous drug-specific applications can be deployed
  • Need to help customers follow specified drug protocols
  • DynamoDB is not flexible enough to meet Pfizer’s query requirements


  • Couchbase stores all interaction data and patient background information
  • Couchbase is server side, supporting dozens of applications
  • Couchbase indexing and SQL for JSON query language were key differentiators
  • Couchbase was easy to deploy on AWS cloud