In this presentation Chris will talk about what The Hut Group are currently using Couchbase for, why they chose Couchbase over the alternatives available and how it performed over the busiest period of the ecommerce calendar. Then Chris will talk in detail about a new proof of concept that The Hut Group are currently working on using Couchbase 2.0 and Elastic Search to enhance their platform’s search functionality. This will include amongst other things how they are going to tackle real-time data changes and multi-language searching.
In this talk Chris will discuss why The Hut Group decided to go with Couchbase for their new checkout web application and the factors they had to consider when designing the application to use Couchbase, specifically to store data that is mutated by concurrent threads. Chris will also discuss how the development team took to the new technology and how they implemented it in a Java environment. Finally, he will touch on what THG is looking at using Couchbase for next!