Couchbase, Inc. today announced massive momentum for its NoSQL mobile products including more than 100,000 developers in its community, adoption by large enterprises and a rapidly growing ecosystem of systems integrators and resellers. Since its introduction in May 2014, Couchbase Mobile, has powered the transition to the next phase of mobile app development: a new generation of mobile apps that work with or without a network connection.
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“The day is quickly arriving when mobile apps will only meet user expectations by delivering the same experience offline as they do online. We see a huge shift in the market as app developers and large enterprises adopt this mindset and only build apps that work regardless of connectivity,” said Bob Wiederhold, CEO at Couchbase. “The reason for Couchbase Mobile’s accelerated success is simple: it makes it easy for developers to build the new generation of mobile apps. And our performance and ease of use advantage make Couchbase uniquely positioned to take advantage of this opportunity."
Couchbase Mobile delivers a solution that enables developers to quickly build always-available, always-responsive mobile applications. Couchbase Mobile includes three components: Couchbase Lite, Couchbase Sync Gateway and Couchbase Server. Taken together, these products provide developers with a powerful, new platform for building robust and network-independent mobile apps, dramatically reducing the code needed to manage data synchronization and substantially accelerating time to market.
Couchbase also announced general availability for Couchbase Mobile 1.1. This new release introduces preview support for ForestDB, bringing the next-generation Couchbase storage engine to mobile. Additionally, the Couchbase Mobile 1.1 release adds change notification capabilities to the cloud database. Using change notifications, or web hooks, developers no longer have to write custom code to poll for changes within either the cloud or device database. Now, when data is changed in either database, external services and systems are notified and can run the appropriate application logic. This important functionality saves developers significant time by reducing the amount of code they need to write to maintain data integrity in both the cloud and the device, which helps them get their applications to market faster.
Couchbase continues to invest in making Couchbase Mobile accessible to developers building any kind of application on any platform. Over the past year Couchbase Mobile has released support for all major operating systems and platforms including iOS, Android, Windows, OSX, Linux, Xamarin, Unity, Microsoft .NET, Adobe PhoneGap and more. The effort to ensure that Couchbase Mobile runs on every major platform and framework makes it easier for mobile app developers to leverage Couchbase Mobile in their NoSQL data management solution.
The ecosystem around mobile application development is particularly excited about the introduction of Couchbase Mobile. Since it was introduced last year, system integrators, ISVs and VARs from around the world have partnered with Couchbase to make Couchbase Mobile their solution of choice for building mobile applications. Partners for Couchbase Mobile include Cybervision, Firefly, Gimbal, Hitcents, Open Systems Technologies (OST), Telerik, Think Ahead Software, TribeMedia, Unity and Xamarin.
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“Over the last 30 years, Ryanair has experienced exponential growth. We continue to transform the landscape of low-cost travel throughout Europe and beyond,” said Vladimir Atanasov, lead developer, Ryanair. “Our latest initiative to improve the customer experience, led us to Couchbase Mobile. Since we launched our new mobile app supported by Couchbase, we have increased app performance and decreased flight-booking times from 5 minutes to 2 minutes. Couchbase Mobile has helped us achieve our user experience goals.”
“Our customers like BBC Earth, Bacardi, Unilever, and Hilton Hotels need to be able to capture video footage wherever they are - sometimes, that’s literally in the middle of nowhere,” said Dave Starling, chief technology officer, Seenit. “We’re a small startup, and Couchbase Mobile enables our developers to focus on building great features for our customers instead of having to solve problems like offline and sync.”
“We evaluated several offerings, including MongoDB and FeedHenry, but only Couchbase Mobile enables our app to be fully functional whether it is online or offline. This is really a game changer for us,” said Catherine Woolgar, chief technology officer and co-founder, SmartTrade App. “Our evaluation showed that only Couchbase could provide the mobile components, fast replication and scalability we need. Couchbase is also able to provide us with the level of community support we were after – both now as we are deploying the solution and in the future as we look to adopt Couchbase N1QL for increased responsiveness.”
"With Couchbase Mobile, developers can easily deliver beautiful apps that work online and offline,” said Macy Mills, director of strategic partnerships at Hitcents, the mobile game and app development company behind Tom Hanks’ Hanx Writer and Draw a Stickman: EPIC. "Couchbase Mobile enables the game development community, including Hitcents, to more easily build multi-platform games and worry less about coding for data management or synchronization. This is a game changer.”
“At OST, we continue to see our clients allocating more of their strategic investments into mobile solutions,” said Brian Anderson, business development manager, App Dev, OST. “Online and offline capabilities have become an expectation for most enterprise mobile applications. We see Couchbase as a leader in the ability for us to build this capability into solutions. We believe Couchbase provides a compelling story for online / offline mobile solutions that are capable of integrating with existing enterprise system investments. In addition, we see NoSQL technology as a strong growth area within our customer base. We are excited to partner with Couchbase on this future.”
“By using Couchbase Lite with .NET and Xamarin, developers can leverage great features such as offline storage, high-performance queries, and seamless syncing from 100% shared code in Xamarin, iOS, Xamarin, Android and .NET projects,” said Mike Bluestein, senior mobile architect at Think Ahead Software. “The easy to use integration with either Xamarin Studio or Visual Studio makes getting started a breeze.”
"Couchbase and Couchbase Mobile represent a critical part of our real-time content management system architecture, allowing us to build and deploy our applications with advanced synchronization features and infinite scalability built in from the ground up,” said Travis James, TribeMedia chief technology officer. “This enables us to spend more time focused on solutions for our customers and less on the details of their location and access to connectivity. It just works.”
“Founded and based in the Silicon Valley for over 25 years, Xoriant has been privy to, and a key partner in the life cycle of numerous successful technologies from their inception within cutting-edge start-ups to their adoption in major enterprises,” said Ravi Viswanath, senior vice president at Xoriant Corporation. “We are excited to partner with Couchbase. We believe its technology, with key high-performance and high-availability features, as well as its mobile presence and analytics capabilities, can be mutually synergistic with Xoriant’s Mobility, Big Data, Analytics, Managed Security and Monitoring Services offerings. Xoriant looks forward to also leverage our current partnership and expertise with Xamarin and the consequent three-way partnership with Couchbase, to immediately help customers take advantage of Couchbase across the universe of mobile devices.”