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NorthScale (now Couchbase) Named an Innovative Company to Watch by Leading Market Research Firm

Recognition comes as company reaches 30,000 download milestone of its elastic data management software

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 4, 2010 – NorthScale, the company behind the Membase NoSQL database, today announced that it has been named an IDC Innovative Company to Watch Under $100M in the application development market. This achievement recognizes elastic data management software as a driver of change in application development today, helping companies improve the scalability and performance of web-based applications and cloud computing environments with innovative NoSQL database technology.

Since launching in March, NorthScale has hit all critical milestones to deliver a NoSQL database, Membase Server, that is simple to use, extremely fast, and highly elastic –  with predictability low latency that ensures applications are never kept waiting for data. Launched in June 2010 as an open source project with co-sponsors Zynga and Korea-based NHN, Membase is the database behind FarmVille, managing 500,000 operations per second.

“We’ve seen a marked increase in the interest and uptake of Membase, and IDC’s recognition underscores the importance of this new class of ‘scale-out’ data management technology,”said Bob Wiederhold, president and CEO, NorthScale. “Judging by heightened demand in the marketplace, customers with interactive web applications are clearly looking for alternatives to complement their relational database solutions, and Membase is well-positioned to meet that need.”

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