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Couchbase to Offer Best-of-Breed Elastic Key-Value Data Store on Red Hat OpenShift Cloud Platform

Couchbase is the most widely-deployed NoSQL data management technology

Boston, Mass. – Summit 2011 – May 4, 2011 – Couchbase, the NoSQL database company created by the recent merger of CouchOne and Membase, today announced it is partnering with Red Hat to deliver Couchbase’s simple, fast, elastic database technology on OpenShift, Red Hat’s newly announced PaaS offering.

Couchbase is a high-performance, elastic, key-value (NoSQL) database with built-in memcached caching technology. Organizations including Zynga, AOL, the BBC and thousands of others power their interactive web applications with Couchbase. Because Couchbase supports the memcached network protocol, mature and easy-to-use drivers are available for practically every programming language and application framework including PHP, Ruby, Python, Perl, Java, C# and many others.

Couchbase’s distributed database architecture is a natural fit for applications developed and deployed on the OpenShift platform. Cloud-deployed applications, particularly interactive web applications, require a data layer that is elastic, fault-tolerant and continuously available. Couchbase’s no-downtime, production-proven database technology is currently in use behind thousands of systems running in leading IaaS and PaaS environments.

“With the OpenShift platform, Red Hat has created a uniquely attractive PaaS offering that pairs open source choice with a simple, unified framework. CouchDB and memcached are two of the most prevalent open source technologies on the web, and Couchbase is excited to offer them in Couchbase OpenShift cartridges, joining other best-of-breed open source technologies.” – James Phillips, Co-founder, Couchbase

“Red Hat is pleased to welcome Couchbase to our OpenShift ecosystem,” said Sarangan Rangachari, senior director, Cloud Ecosystem at Red Hat.  “With the addition of Couchbase technology to OpenShift, we’re able to offer added choice for OpenShift users from day one.”

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