Couchbase Announces Availability of Couchbase Server 2.0

Couchbase Announces Availability of Couchbase Server 2.0 
Leading Open Source NoSQL Database Adds Document Database
Capabilities, Extends Scalability and Performance Leadership 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 --  Couchbase, a leader
in NoSQL database technology and the company behind the Couchbase
open source project, today announced the general availability of
Couchbase Server 2.0, the company's flagship NoSQL database product.
The 2.0 release augments existing key-value database capabilities
with a flexible document data model, enabling developers to rapidly
build and modify their web and mobile applications without the
constraints of relational database schemas. Couchbase Server 2.0 also
provides easy scalability, consistent high performance, and always-on
capabilities to ensure fast response times and uninterrupted data
availability for business-critical web and mobile applications.  
News Highlights 

--  Couchbase Server, the leading NoSQL key-value database, now provides
    document database functionality. By encompassing both key-value and
    document database models, Couchbase Server 2.0 enables users to
    address a broad range of use cases with a single NoSQL database
--  Key new document-oriented features in Couchbase Server 2.0 include:
    --  A flexible data model, based on JSON, eliminates the need to
        create and manage schemas. This significantly increases agility
        while reducing the complexity and time required when building and
        modifying applications.
    --  Distributed indexing and querying allows users to access stored
        data via queries, expanding the baseline of supported use cases,
        including content-oriented web applications and metadata
    --  Incremental map reduce enables developers to incorporate simple
        real-time analytics into their applications, for example,
        leaderboards in social gaming applications.
--  Couchbase Server 2.0 furthers Couchbase's traditional strengths in
    scalability, performance, and always-on reliability, with new features
    such as:
    --  Cross datacenter replication (XDCR) enables automatic replication
        of databases across geographically disparate data centers,
        ensuring data availability in the event of catastrophic
        infrastructure failures and improving application response time by
        locating data closer to the users accessing it.
    --  Operational enhancements, such as online data and index
        compaction, further enable Couchbase Server's zero-downtime
        application maintenance.

Couchbase Server 2.0 Beta Customer Quotes 

--  "As we look at building and expanding our highly-available
    applications across multiple data centers, Couchbase Server 2.0's
    cross data center replication will allow us to easily distribute
    information across multiple data centers. It will not only protect us
    against data center outages but also bring data closer to our users
    for a better user experience. In addition, Couchbase Server 2.0 builds
    on to the key-value capabilities, and adds indexing and querying that
    will allow us to create richer applications for our users." - J.
    Steven Young, Team Lead, Site Reliability Engineering, Orbitz
--  "McGraw Hill Education is committed to building innovative digital
    products and services for the education market. Using new approaches
    to technology, we are pioneering new ways of teaching and learning
    with digital technologies. NoSQL database technology, and in
    particular Couchbase, fits well with our vision. As a document
    database, Couchbase Server 2.0 provides a flexible data model --
    including indexing and querying, full-text search integration and
    incremental Map Reduce -- on which we can develop content-rich, highly
    dynamic, interactive applications that will transform how people teach
    and learn." - Christopher Tse, Director of McGraw Hill Education Labs
--  "As we add functionality to our new and existing games, indexing and
    querying will be critical to the feature implementation. With its
    flexible data model, the Couchbase Server 2.0 document database is a
    great fit for our needs and will help us be a more agile competitor in
    the rapidly evolving social gaming space." - Xiang Shen, Server Lead,
    Stomp Games, Tencent
--  "As a mobile advertising platform, we serve and manage hundreds of
    millions of user profiles and that number is growing daily. The
    ability to scale the data tier easily can make or break our success,
    so the cluster management capabilities in Couchbase Server are a huge
    advantage for us, allowing us to expand on demand. In addition, the
    ability to index and query data brings us a lot more flexibility to
    rapidly enhance our platform." - Benjamin Gordon, Chief Architect,

Additional Supporting Quotes 

--  "Couchbase 2.0 is the most important release to date in the life of
    Couchbase NoSQL technology, and we've worked hard to make sure it
    provides the same easy scalability, consistently high performance, and
    reliability at scale for which Couchbase has become well known, while
    also providing the indexing and querying capabilities that developers
    love about a document database. We think Couchbase 2.0 is a great fit
    for those looking for a better scaling, higher performance alternative
    to existing document database offerings." - Bob Wiederhold, CEO,
--  "New use cases and data requirements for high usage, massive scale-out
    and flexible, rapidly changing design needs are pushing RDBMS products
    beyond their limits. Those products were designed for fixed schemas,
    where data structure varies little over time. NoSQL offerings are
    drawing a great deal of attention because they are designed for
    greater flexibility and less-fixed data definition, in line with the
    expectations of programmers building today's new systems." - Merv
    Adrian, Research VP, Gartner

Additional Online Resources  

--  Download Couchbase Server 2.0
--  Read Couchbase CEO, Bob Wiederhold's blog on Couchbase 2.0
--  Register to attend the webinar "Introducing Couchbase Server 2.0"
--  Learn more about the Couchbase Open Source Project
--  Follow @Couchbase on Twitter
--  Like Couchbase on Facebook

About Couchbase Server 2.0  
Couchbase Server NoSQL document-oriented database technology is
optimized for the data management needs of interactive web and mobile
applications. Web application developers and operators rely on
Couchbase Server for: 

--  Easy Scalability: It's easy to scale the data tier with Couchbase
    Server without any interruption or change to an application. With one
    click of a button, users can expand a cluster up to hundreds of
    servers, automatically keeping the workload evenly distributed among
--  Consistent High Performance: With consistent sub-millisecond response
    time, Couchbase Server helps ensure a positive experience for
    application users. Couchbase Server's high throughput means fewer
    servers are required to serve growing numbers of application users.
--  Always-on Availability: Couchbase Server's high availability features
    means applications are always online, 24x365. Whether upgrading the
    database, system software or hardware -- or recovering from a disaster
    -- Couchbase Server allows you to do so with zero downtime.
--  Flexible Data Model: Couchbase Server leverages a JSON document model,
    eliminating the need to create and manage schemas, thereby
    dramatically reducing the complexity and time required when making
    changes to an application.

About Couchbase 
Couchbase is a leading provider of NoSQL database technology and the
company behind the Couchbase open source project. Couchbase Server,
the company's flagship product, is a NoSQL document-oriented database
with production deployments at AOL, Cisco, Concur, LinkedIn, Orbitz,, Shuffle Master, Zynga and hundreds of other household
names worldwide. It is particularly well suited for web and mobile
applications, providing easy scalability, consistent high
performance, 24x365 availability, and a flexible data model for ease
of development. Couchbase is headquartered in Silicon Valley, and is
funded by Accel Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, and North
Bridge Venture Partners.  
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