Couchbase Steps Up Its NoSQL Solution

by Angela Guess

Doug Henschen of InformationWeek recently reported that Couchbase has announced “the general availability of Couchbase Server 2.0, a significant upgrade aimed at bringing document-handling capabilities to a popular NoSQL database. Couchbase is an open-source, key value store database used mostly by Internet companies and gaming firms for its rapid scalability, reliability and high performance. Key value stores tend to be simple, with few bells and whistles for developers. Couchbase, the developer and support provider for the database of the same name, says the 2.0 release introduces data-model flexibility for support of JSON (JavaScript object notation), distributed indexing and querying capabilities, and support for MapReduce analytics.”

He goes on, “All of these features will step up competition with NoSQL competitor 10Gen and its MongoDB database, the leading document-oriented database and arguably the most widely used NoSQL database overall. The popularity of MongoDB is due in large part to the many indexing, querying and other developer-friendly features 10Gen has built into the database. Couchbase is hoping scalability and performance will help win converts. ‘Now people are going to have a choice that offers easier scalability, higher performance and better reliability at scale, but that also is a document database that provides indexing and querying,’ Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold told InformationWeek.”

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