Press Release

Couchbase Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Industry Analyst Firm

April 20, 2011
Couchbase included in analyst firm’s 2011 Infrastructure Management “Cool Vendors” report

Mountain View, Calif. – April 20, 2011 – Couchbase, the NoSQL database company created through the recent merger of CouchOne and Membase, today announced it has been recognized as a “Cool Vendor” in the April 2011 “ Cool Vendors in Infrastructure Management, 2011” report by Donald Feinberg and Eric Knipp of Gartner, Inc.


Couchbase products represent the most comprehensive family of NoSQL database solutions for building scalable web and mobile applications. Built on Apache CouchDB, Membase, and Memcached open source software, Couchbase products are used in production by hundreds of companies including AOL, ShareThis and Zynga. In addition, CouchDB, created by Couchbase CTO Damien Katz, is deployed across 10 million desktops worldwide, including at organizations such as Apple, the BBC, Canonical and Mozilla.


“We’re honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in the 2011 Infrastructure Management space,” said Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Couchbase. “The rise of NoSQL database technology reflects the dramatic shift in how applications are architected for today’s interactive web and mobile applications. As the only end-to-end NoSQL solution provider with technology that scales from big data center clusters down to smartphones, Couchbase is well positioned to be the leader in this emerging and important market.”


About Gartner’s Cool Vendor Selection Process

Gartner’s listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.


Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner’s interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.


About Couchbase

Unlike other NoSQL databases, Couchbase provides an enterprise-class, multicloud to edge database that offers the robust capabilities required for business-critical applications on a highly scalable and available platform. Couchbase is built on open standards, combining the best of NoSQL with the power and familiarity of SQL, to simplify the transition from mainframe and relational databases. 


Couchbase has become pervasive in our everyday lives; our customers include industry leaders Amadeus, American Express, Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast/Sky, Disney, eBay, LinkedIn, Marriott, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, as well as hundreds of other household names. For more information, visit


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