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Couchbase and Xamarin Announce General Availability of Couchbase Lite for .NET

 •  Mountain View, CA and Atlanta, GA

Xamarin and Couchbase Joint Development Effort Brings Natively Written C# Mobile JSON Database to Mobile App Developers Writing for All Mobile Platforms

Mountain View, Calif. and Atlanta, GA– October 9, 2014 - Couchbase, Inc., provider of the most complete NoSQL database, and Xamarin, the company that empowers developers to build fully native mobile apps across all major platforms, today announced general availability of the jointly developed Couchbase Lite for .NET.  Couchbase Lite is the world’s first and only full featured, flexible, embedded, JSON database that runs locally on the device and is built from the ground up for mobile devices. Couchbase is demonstrating the newly available .NET version of Couchbase Lite at Xamarin Evolve.


“Xamarin's mission is to make it fast, easy and fun to build great mobile apps,” said Miguel de Icaza, co-founder and CTO, Xamarin.  “Trying to write code to manage remote data synchronization is not fun.  Couchbase Mobile products, and specifically Couchbase Lite for .NET, give our developer community a platform to write more robust, responsive and available applications in a fraction of the time it used to take.  We are thrilled to be delivering Couchbase Lite to the .NET and Xamarin developer communities.”


The release of Couchbase Lite for .NET is a joint development effort between Couchbase and Xamarin. The general availability of .NET comes four months after the beta release of the product. Through this collaboration, Xamarin and Couchbase give developers the opportunity to use code that is portable to iOS and Android via Xamarin as well as on Microsoft mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms.


“Couchbase Lite for .NET makes it easy for developers to build mobile apps that always work online or offline,” said Wayne Carter, Chief Architect, Mobile at Couchbase. “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Xamarin to deliver better technology for developers to build blazing fast applications that run on Windows, iOS and Android.”


Couchbase Lite for .NET is available for download today.


About Couchbase


Couchbase provides the world’s most complete, most scalable and best performing NoSQL database.  Couchbase Server is designed from a simple yet bold vision: build the first and best, general-purpose NoSQL database.  That goal has resulted in an industry leading solution that includes a shared nothing architecture, a single node-type, a built in caching layer, true auto-sharding and the world’s first NoSQL mobile offering.  Couchbase Mobile, announced in 2013 is a complete NoSQL mobile solution comprised of Couchbase Server, Couchbase Synch Gateway and Couchbase Lite – a lightweight NoSQL database designed for the device.  Couchbase counts many of the worlds biggest brands as its customers, including Amadeus, Bally’s, Beats Music, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, eBay, Disney, Orbitz, Rakuten / Viber, Sky, Tencent, and Verizon, as well as hundreds of other household names worldwide. Couchbase is headquartered in Silicon Valley, and is funded by Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, and North Bridge Venture Partners.


About Xamarin


Xamarin is the new standard for enterprise mobile development. No other platform enables businesses to reach 2.6 billion iOS, Android, Mac and Windows devices with 100 percent fully native apps from a single, shared code base. Xamarin is used by over 600,000 developers from more than 100 Fortune 500 companies to accelerate the creation of mission-critical consumer and enterprise apps.  Xamarin’s global customer base in 120 countries includes Dow Jones, Bosch, McKesson, Halliburton, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cognizant, GitHub, Rdio and WebMD. Xamarin is a Visionary in Gartner’s 2013 Magic Quadrant report for Mobile Application Development Platforms. For more information, please visit: or follow us @xamarinhq.

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