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December 2014, Volume 2, Number 6

Couchbase Server 3.0 targets enterprise needs with tunable memory

Product: Couchbase Server 3.0 Release date: Oct. 6, 2014 What it does Couchbase Server, one of the prominent contenders in the field of NoSQL databases, can be said to span at least two major NoSQL categories -- document databases and key-value databases. In addition, it supports integrated caching in the form of a technology based on Memcached, an open source system for caching small pieces of data in memory to help speed up applications. The combination of technologies underlying Couchbase Server is particularly tailored to the needs of fast-paced, schema-on-the-fly Web applications. Version 3.0 introduces a list of some 200 new features. Chief among them are a tunable memory architecture and support for stream-based replication of database changes to clustered processing nodes. Vendor Couchbase Inc. said that both of those additions are intended to improve performance and operating efficiency, especially in enterprise applications. Why it matters As with other NoSQL databases, speedy application development is a major goal ...

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