Learn more about peer-to-peer database sync with Couchbase Lite

Sync data between edge devices, even without internet

Offline-first applications that operate in low/no internet environments for extended periods of time (e.g., airline hand-held ordering systems, rugged field service devices, and emergency response applications) can only guarantee uptime through direct collaboration between the edge devices. Couchbase Lite is the only peer-to-peer sync solution that offers secure storage and bidirectional synchronization of data between the edge devices without the need for a centralized cloud-based control point, keeping data flowing and applications running 100% of the time.

Real-time performance and 100% uptime

See why you need a database at the edge

Always on

Deliver an always-on experience for critical applications. Get fast, efficient bidirectional synchronization of data between edge devices without dependence on the internet. Sync with cloud and edge data centers as connectivity permits.

Always fast

Information is instantly and automatically stored and replicated across peer devices, which means all data access is local and lightning-fast response times are guaranteed.

Always secure

Securely sync data between peer devices with built-in support for TLS encryption and authentication support. In order to ensure data privacy, sensitive data never has to leave the local devices.

“Only Couchbase supports peer-to-peer database sync capability, ensuring that your mobile and embedded apps can directly sync data and collaborate with each other without need for a cloud-based control point."

Priya Rajagopal, Director, Mobile & Edge Computing, Couchbase


Couchbase Lite

Embedded NoSQL client database with full CRUD, full-text search, peer-to-peer syncing, and query capabilities that runs locally on edge devices such as mobile, desktop, IoT, and custom embedded hardware. Built from the ground up for each platform, Couchbase Lite natively supports all major operating systems and platforms.

Secure Synchronization

Couchbase Mobile includes a secure gateway for data synchronization over the web, with support for authentication, authorization, and fine-grained access control. Synchronization is bi-directional and elastically scalable in real time as capacity demands change throughout the day. Choose from fully managed sync with Capella App Services, or install and manage Couchbase Sync Gateway yourself.

Sync at the edge

Synchronize data between edge devices without the need for a cloud control point. App users collaborate via peer-to-peer, and synchronize to the cloud when connectivity is available.


Customer success spotlight

The BackpackEMR system uses Couchbase Lite and peer-to-peer sync to bring modern medical care to remote patients at mobile clinics in 19 countries.

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Mobile clinics in 19 countries

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Predix, a cloud-based platform developed by GE Digital, enables workers in the field to use mobile apps to analyze that data on the spot.

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