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Deliver a responsive and reliable catalog and inventory solution

Businesses with large and dynamically changing portfolios require an agile and flexible data infrastructure that allows them to deliver relevant product content and a real-time view of inventory throughout the customer experience to drive every browse closer to a buy. Couchbase combines product and inventory information in real time, gives content authors the flexibility to make changes on demand, and delivers millions of requests per second at low latency – all in pursuit of a superior application experience.

Global hotel giant Marriott moved reservations and inventory systems off its mainframe and away from Oracle to Couchbase, achieving 4,000 transactions per second.
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Amadeus, the world’s leading transaction processor for the global travel and tourism industry, depends on Couchbase to deliver 8M ops-per-second at <2.5 ms response time.
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Sky, Europe’s largest media company and TV broadcaster, uses Couchbase to keep compelling content available during peak demand for over 22 million subscribers.
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Why Couchbase NoSQL for your catalog and inventory management

Flexibility: Integrate data from multiple sources

A multitude of information systems have led to an explosion of databases housing product content and real-time available-to-promise (ATP) inventory information. With Couchbase, eliminate database sprawl with one platform that is the single source of truth for managing and delivering your product and inventory data – one platform where data is available to any line of business within your organization and every consumer outside.

Couchbase’s flexible schema coupled with N1QL, full-text search, real-time analytics, and eventing services supports fast-changing images, SKUs, UUIDs, inventory, attributes, features, and product hierarchies, allowing you to get new products to market faster and into your customers’ hands.
 

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Scale: Easier, more affordable scalability

Couchbase’s network-centric architecture with a high-performance replication backbone allows the database to be easily extended while maintaining performance at scale. Capture and consolidate product data across all channels in real time to serve catalog and inventory data, at scale, all the time. Easily add new features and microservices on top of a flexible and scalable data platform. Unlike relational databases like Oracle and MySQL, with Couchbase you can meet any demand and linearly scale easily and without disruption.
 

Blog: Scaling a Couchbase cluster for increasing and decreasing demand
Learn more about Couchbase’s Multi-Dimensional Scaling which allows you to separate, isolate, and scale individual database services

Performance: Better performance and higher availability than any other database

While other NoSQL databases like MongoDB™ require a third-party cache – adding to both cost and complexity – Couchbase has a fully integrated read-through and write-through caching layer. Couchbase’s memory- and network-centric architecture consistently delivers the sub-millisecond responsiveness that today’s users expect.
 

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Availability: Built-in high availability and disaster recovery

Nothing hurts your users' experiences worse than an unavailable or slow product catalog. If they can't browse, how are they expected to buy? And once they do decide to purchase something, the selection and ordering process is just as critical. The last thing you want is the inability to scale to meet your peak demand. Couchbase provides five-nines availability with built-in high availability and flexible cross datacenter replication (XDCR) capabilities that supports disaster recovery and data locality requirements to ensure your product, cart, and customer data is always available. Combined with a microservices architecture, each component of a larger application continues to do what it does best, regardless of failures or load elsewhere. Couchbase powers some of the highest demanding catalog applications across retail, streaming media, and travel.

Blog: Couchbase high availability and disaster recovery: Setting up XDCR step by step

Documentation: Couchbase availability

Presentation: Next Level High Availability with Couchbase Server 5.5

Mobile: Integrated mobile capabilities support omnichannel experiences

Couchbase is the only NoSQL database that supports interactions online, in store, or on the go. Couchbase Mobile extends Couchbase Server to the edge with an embedded NoSQL database (Couchbase Lite) and a web gateway (Sync Gateway), enabling use cases such as in-store personalized apps, point of sale systems, real-time coupons and rewards, and mobile catalogs.


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Industry use cases

Retail
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Retail

Optimized shopping experiences with dynamically changing product and pricing portfolios, shopping cart, recommendations, and media/content catalog data.


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Travel & Hospitality
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Travel & Hospitality

Power the shopping cart, inventory/price engine, recommendation engine, reservation data, and content catalog.


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Financial Services
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Financial Services

Manage up-to-date financial portfolio data, product and pricing engines, financial advisor recommendations, insurance portals, and more.


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Media & Entertainment
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Media & Entertainment

Power media/content catalogs and product/pricing engines to deliver catalog and inventory management solutions.


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Healthcare
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Healthcare

Build robust healthcare applications with services like inventory management, product catalog, and more.


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Reference architecture

 

 

A reference architecture built with the Couchbase Data Platform shows a Catalog and Inventory service storing product, price, inventory, and session information under a unified services layer.

 

 

 




Architecture Whitepaper