In the field, at sea, on the factory floor, connectivity can be unreliable. New innovations help gather and sync data gathered at the edge. Offline-first applications can run even in remote locations, regardless of internet connectivity. The starting point is to assume that connectivity cannot always be guaranteed, but “aim to ensure that wherever you go, things work,” said Mark Gamble, product and solutions marketing director at Couchbase. Couchbase’s solution combines its own lightweight NoSQL database, Couchbase Lite, which can be embedded to apps running on the device, but also syncs with Couchbase Capella™ in the cloud when there’s connectivity. When there isn’t connectivity, applications will still function by leveraging locally stored data.