Delivering unmatched scalability and consistent 500 ms response times for IP video


Customer application

  • Video session and resource manager application

NoSQL solution

Use case

  • Session store
  • Caching
  • Endpoint/device mgmt. 


Key features

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Synamedia (formerly Cisco) is the largest global provider of video solutions for pay TV operators, enabling new and augmented video services to drive revenues, boldly reach new markets, and deliver exceptional subscriber experiences to consumers. To support its video platform technology, which enables broadcast, on-demand, and DVR video services, Synamedia needs high performance at scale to ensure it can accommodate over 100 billion user sessions per year. After assessing numerous NoSQL databases, including Cassandra and MongoDB, the company chose Couchbase for very strong data consistency, reliable low latency of 500 microsecond response times at very large scale, and great scalability in a distributed system.



  • Synamedia (formerly Cisco) decided it was time to move its VSRM platform to NoSQL in the cloud to achieve the scalability it needed

  • At the same time, it needed to deliver the efficiency, reliability, and performance its customers demanded


  • After assessing numerous databases, including Cassandra and MongoDB™, Synamedia chose Couchbase for very strong data consistency
  • High-performance architecture delivers reliable low latency, with consistent 500 microsecond response times at very large scale
  • Multi-Dimensional Scaling allows Synamedia to grow with precision as demand changes