Press Release

Couchbase Announces Cloudera Certified Hadoop Connector

November 30, 2011
First certified NoSQL database connector allows for easy data transfer between Couchbase Server and Cloudera’s CDH, resulting in more complete “Big Data” solution for customers

Mountain View, Calif. – November 30, 2011 – Couchbase, the leading NoSQL database company, today announced the availability of the newly certified Couchbase Hadoop Connector, developed in conjunction with Cloudera, the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services. The Couchbase Hadoop Connector is the first certified connector with a NoSQL database and provides Hadoop users with an easy method of moving data back and forth between Couchbase and Hadoop via an Apache Sqoop plug-in.


These two industry-leading technologies are commonly deployed alongside each other – Couchbase for real-time data operations and Hadoop for data analytics. The Couchbase Hadoop Connecter utilizes the Sqoop plug-in to stream data from the Couchbase system to Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), enabling consistent application performance while also allowing for heavy duty MapReduce processing of the same dataset. In an interactive web application environment, such as an ad targeting platform, this ability ensures low latency and high throughput to make optimized decisions about real-time ad placement.


The Couchbase Hadoop Connector was certified through the Cloudera Certified Technology program, which is designed to make it simpler for Apache Hadoop technology buyers to purchase the right cluster components and software applications to extract the most value from their data.

Supporting Quotes

  • Bob Wiederhold, CEO, Couchbase: “Cloudera and Couchbase provide highly complementary technologies, and our integration gives customers an easier path to a complete “Big Data” solution, as well as the enterprise-class support they need."
  • Ed Albanese, Head of Business Development, Cloudera: “Empowering organizations to easily move their data between Hadoop and Couchbase allows that data to be used more effectively and for companies to process and serve data in demanding production environments. We’re excited about the Couchbase Hadoop Connector for Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH) and look forward to extending this Cloudera Certified Technology to our joint customers.”


Additional Resources

  • Read more about the Couchbase Cloudera Partnership
  • Download the Couchbase Hadoop Connector
  • Follow Couchbase on Twitter
  • Join the CouchConf World Tour

About Couchbase

Couchbase's mission is to be the database platform that enables a revolution in application innovation. To make this possible, Couchbase created an enterprise-class NoSQL database to help deliver ever-richer and ever-more-personalized customer and employee experiences. Built with the most powerful NoSQL technology, Couchbase was architected on top of an open source foundation for the massively interactive enterprise. Our geo-distributed database provides unmatched developer agility and manageability, as well as unparalleled performance at any scale, from any cloud to the edge.

Couchbase has become pervasive in our everyday lives; our customers include industry leaders Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, eBay, Marriott, Neiman Marcus, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, Wells Fargo, as well as hundreds of other household names. For more information, visit

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