Meet user demand while maintaining uptime for your media and entertainment applications
Digital media is a demanding environment, as these applications must be able to handle spiky traffic while simultaneously promising zero downtime. Whether it’s streaming the hottest show on television or providing a personalized customer experience in real time, you need a database that maintains 100% uptime, scales in real time to handle millions of users or more, and provides a data layer that delivers a single view of your customer. This is why companies choose the Couchbase database for media and entertainment companies to underpin their mission-critical apps as they move away from monolithic solutions to microservice-based architectures, focusing on building engaging, responsive, and scalable applications.
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Synamedia chose Couchbase over Cassandra and MongoDB™ for the Infinite Video Platform, a multiscreen IP video system, achieving unmatched scalability and consistent 500 microsecond response times at very large scale for users, scheduling, cloud DVR, and more.
After experiencing network outages and replication issues with SQL Server, media giant and publisher of USA Today Gannett moved to Couchbase to support over 3,000 content creators and over 100 million unique visitors per month.
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. BT scales to meet product demands in real time for its 1.5M+ customers.
Blog: Scaling a Couchbase cluster for increasing and decreasing demand
Learn more about Couchbase’s Multi-Dimensional Scaling which gives you the option to separate, isolate, and scale individual database services
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. Frustrated with the scalability and performance limitations of Oracle, Europe’s leading entertainment provider Sky moved to Couchbase to cope with the growing demand and spiky traffic patterns of their streaming services.
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Availability: Built-in high availability and disaster recovery
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. With Couchbase, you have full control over the topology – unidirectional, bidirectional, or any configuration you need.
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
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.
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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.
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Analytics: Integrated analytics capabilities for real time data insights
The Couchbase Analytics service 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.
Documentation: Deploying the Analytics Service
Digital media applications with Couchbase
Manage entitlements for media content, video recordings, streaming services, and more. Subscription-based access controls, content encryption key access and management, and parental controls can all be managed with Couchbase. Cisco, DirecTV, and Sky all use Couchbase for managing content entitlements.
Send targeted content to users based on the location of their devices. BT uses Couchbase to power their customers’ set-top boxes, allowing BT to send personalized program guides and content recommendations for streaming.
Provide real-time, personalized updates and offers at every customer touchpoint, including cross-sell and upsell opportunities. Comcast leverages Couchbase as its source of truth within their call centers, giving call agents a single customer view and the ability to personalize customer engagement.
Deliver relevant, real-time offers and content to your customers through the use of beacon technology. Couchbase supports data management at the edge, enabling beacons to collect, store, and move data securely back to the datacenter.
Digital media solutions
Capture omnichannel engagements to create a single view and provide real-time, personalized data, updates, and offers at every touchpoint.
Catalog & inventory management
Deliver catalog and inventory data at scale to keep up with changing content.
Give field technicians the ability to service customers in person, anywhere, at any time.
IoT data management
Leverage connected devices like set-top boxes to deliver content and personalized offers to users in real time.