Deliver always-on, responsive applications for your manufacturing and logistics requirements

Enabling employees in the field means arming them with responsive applications that work all the time, regardless of network availability. Whether it’s in a warehouse, on an oil rig, in a factory, or in the middle of nowhere, your employees and the cars, trucks, ships, and machines they rely on to do their jobs require application infrastructure that ensures those applications are always available. Couchbase provides a single platform that can manage data collected from different sources and securely route that data from the edge to the datacenter, ensuring it is available all the time, both online and off.

Customer success spotlight

GE field technicians rely on Couchbase to perform maintenance on machines, even in remote locations where network is never guaranteed.

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GroundHog Apps uses Couchbase to transform the mining industry, optimizing fleet management, improving worker productivity, reducing equipment downtime, and more.

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Why Couchbase NoSQL for manufacturing & logistics

Availability: Built-in high availability and disaster recovery

Couchbase provides five-nines availability with built-in high availability and flexible cross data center replication (XDCR) capabilities that supports disaster recovery and data locality requirements. With Couchbase, you have full control over the topology – unidirectional, bidirectional, or any configuration you need.

Mobile: Integrated mobile capabilities support omnichannel experiences

Couchbase is the only NoSQL database with built-in mobile support. Couchbase Mobile extends Couchbase Server to the edge with an embedded NoSQL database (Couchbase Lite) and a web gateway (Sync Gateway), enabling apps to work offline regardless of network availability, and powering use cases at the edge such as personalization, peer-to-peer messaging and sharing, and more. GroundHog Apps relies on Couchbase Mobile so apps work in physically demanding, capital-intensive industries like mining.

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. Unlike relational databases like Oracle and MySQL, Couchbase supports ever-increasing workloads and spikes in throughput demands. Couchbase scales (in, out, up, or down) easily and without disruption to meet these demands. Unlike MongoDB™, Couchbase won’t run out of steam when you need it most.

Performance: Better performance 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.

Flexibility: Lower costs and faster time to market

Couchbase drives the flexibility and increased operational efficiency you need to keep up with the constantly updated and changing digital communication data. Couchbase’s powerful query language allows developers to easily query JSON data using familiar, SQL-like expressions. Tightly integrated full-text search, real-time analytics, and powerful eventing services make it easy to add new features to your application on the fly without moving data into and managing dozens of database technologies, finally putting an end to database sprawl.

Analytics: Integrated analytics capabilities for real-time data insights

The Analytics service in Couchbase reduces the time to insight on operational data and simplifies operations for analytical data pipelines. Run ad hoc queries on data for real-time results and apply real-time analytics to monitor your applications.

Industry use cases & solutions

Inventory management

Give employees the ability to search availability and compare inventory anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Device management

Manage data from different sources and devices, push it to the edge, and make sure it’s always available online and offline.

Asset tracking

Manage physical assets like packages, fleets, and machines using field service apps that work online or offline.

User profile

Deliver fast, seamless, and highly scalable login, authentication, and profile management that supports user preferences.

Mainframe offload

Improve response times and substantially lower costs by caching frequently used data and reducing workloads.

Customer 360

Capture data at every business touchpoint to provide a real-time single view of your business.

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Catalog & inventory management

Deliver catalog and inventory data at scale to keep up with changing content.

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Field service

Give employees the ability to provide or collect data at the source, whether it’s in a remote location, factory, or warehouse.

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IoT data management

Leverage connected devices to collect data at the source and deliver asset data in real time.

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Manufacturing & logistics reference architecture

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