NoSQL provider Couchbase releases a new data platform
|Richard Harris in Programming Friday, February 17, 2017|
Couchbase is seeing increasing demand for its technology that operates as a “system of engagement” database. Their data platform makes it simple to build adaptable, responsive always-available applications that scale to meet unpredictable spikes in demand and enable mobile and IoT apps to work offline.
The Rise of System of Engagement Databases
While traditional system of record databases remain a vital part of data management infrastructure, they were not designed for highly interactive web, mobile and IoT applications. Existing NoSQL databases provided some relief by adding flexibility and scalability but lacked a comprehensive data platform with broad native capabilities that can support these modern workloads at massive scale. Couchbase provides a platform that includes a server database, a native mobile database, a synchronization gateway and Big Data and SQL integrations, delivering a true system of engagement database with the capabilities needed to power the daily activities of today’s modern consumer.
“RDBMS is no longer the only data store in town. Even risk-averse companies are looking at open source and cloud to modernize their application infrastructure,” said Thomas Vidnovic, Solutions Architect at Marriott. “Marriott leverages Couchbase to enhance Marriott’s reservation system. Reservations is one of the key systems where we engage directly with customers, providing them with a highly responsive, personalized experience. Couchbase gives us a highly reliable and scalable platform to host and access our reservation data."
Key platform highlights
The latest release of the Couchbase data platform includes the following new enhancements:
- Server 4.6: Easier global application deployments, improved application performance, enhanced security options, built-in support for rich data structures including lists, maps, and sets, and integrated .NET application development
- Sync Gateway 1.4: Limitless scale for mobile and IoT applications using the new Sync Gateway Accelerator
- Kafka Connector 3.0: Kafka Connect support that provides greater scalability, performance optimizations and streaming reliability between Apache Kafka and other systems, as well as a new Sink Connector, allowing data from Kafka topics to be persisted directly into Couchbase Server
- Spark Connector 2.0: Support for Apache Spark 2.0 and its structured streaming API, offering a better way to continuously analyze operational data, allowing Couchbase to serve as both a Spark Structured Streaming Sink and Source.
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