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Couchbase Announces General Availability of Couchbase Server

Available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, Couchbase Server Is Powered by the World's Most Widely Deployed NoSQL Database Technology, Apache CouchDB, Created by Couchbase Founder Damien Katz (March 14, 2011)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/14/11 -- Couchbase, the NoSQL database company created by the merger of CouchOne and Membase, today released Couchbase Server, which is powered by the world's most widely deployed NoSQL database technology, Apache CouchDB. CouchDB has more than 10 million desktop deployments, and organizations worldwide rely on CouchDB's unique replication and sync capabilities, including Apple, The BBC, CERN and Mozilla. In addition, CouchDB supports more than 1.5 million users as the core database behind Canonical's Ubuntu One cloud service.

Couchbase Server is developed, certified and supported by core committers to the open source project, led by CouchDB creator and Couchbase founder, Damien Katz.

News Highlights

  • With CouchDB at its core, Couchbase Server's schema-free document model is perfect for web applications. Its built-in JavaScript-based map/reduce-indexing engine is a powerful way to analyze and query data. It has unmatched peer-based replication capabilities, allowing full queries, updates and additions, even while disconnected from the network.

  • Couchbase Server is well-suited for developers because it leverages the standard http protocol, making it easy to integrate with a wide variety of languages and applications. Couchbase Server also incorporates geospatial indexing via GeoCouch, an open source component developed by a Couchbase engineer, enabling developers to easily create location-aware applications.

  • Couchbase Server binary packages are available for Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

  • Free Couchbase Server downloads are available for both Community and Enterprise editions:

    • Couchbase Server Enterprise Edition is recommended for organizations that plan to use the product in production. It is subjected to a rigorous quality assurance process and delivered with a "long-tail" maintenance guarantee, including indemnification and SLA-backed support options to minimize system downtime and revenue uptime. The API is fully compatible with Couchbase Server Community Edition.

    • Couchbase Server Community Edition is for developers or hobbyists who want a compiled, easily installed binary distribution. Applications developed with the Community Edition can be deployed into production using the Enterprise Edition without modification.

Supporting Quotes


"CouchDB puts the data in the hands of the user in a transparent way. No longer do we have to wonder which fields to index and why and how it best fits certain queries. The incrementally updated view paradigm is a powerful one which scales wonderfully." - Kowsik Guruswamy, Founder and CTO of Mu Dynamics

"I'm a huge CouchDB fan -- adding in geospatial indexing has enabled much of the groundbreaking work being done around the world in open government apps." - Max Ogden, Code for America Fellow and Creator of PDX API

"CouchDB was my attempt to bring what was powerful about replication and synchronization to data in the modern web world. We're excited to offer Couchbase Server as a way to give a wider range of users the features they have been asking for and to better cater to our customers' needs." - Damien Katz, Creator of CouchDB and Couchbase Founder

"Couchbase Server is the first product to be released from our newly combined company, and the speed at which we can deliver this offering is a testament to the strength and agility of our engineering team. With Couchbase Server, we believe we have shipped the best, most widely deployed and safest NoSQL solution on the market -- powered by a technology that our team created and knows best, Apache CouchDB." - Frank Weigel, Director of Product Management, Couchbase

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About Couchbase
Couchbase is the name of the new NoSQL database company and product family created through the merger of CouchOne and Membase. Couchbase products, which are built on Apache CouchDB, Membase and memcached open source software, represent the most comprehensive family of data management solutions for building scalable web and mobile applications, with indexing, flexible querying and ease of use that developers love; and elastic clustering, robust storage management and consistently high performance relied on by system administrators and operators. Couchbase is a privately held company funded by Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures. www.couchbase.com

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