Couchbase Mobile 1.2 Delivers Enterprise-Grade Enhancements in Four Areas

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Couchbase has rolled out Couchbase Mobile 1.2. The new release makes it easier for professional developers to build and deploy mobile applications with improvements in administration, simplified in-place upgrades, as well as security and performance enhancements.

Comprised of three components -Couchbase Server, Couchbase Lite and Couchbase Syncgateway - Couchbase Mobile is a NoSQL database solution engineered to provide fast and consistent access to data, with or without a network connection.  

Managing complex enterprise application eco-systems is a challenge for even the most sophisticated IT organizations.  More and more applications are becoming mobile centric, and mobile applications, in addition to all other applications, are driven by data, said Wayne Carter, chief architect of mobile at Couchbase.  In order to get that data to the device and store data on the device is a significant effort, said Carter. To make it easier for developers, Couchbase Mobile provides an out of the box solution that manages the data storage, transport, and security at every tier of their application so they can focus on building their applications, noted Carter.

There are four key areas of enhancement in the new release, said Carter.

Administration: Couchbase Mobile 1.2 reduces administration complexity and accelerates implementation with new management controls that make it easier to scale with optimized management for adding and removing nodes.

Simplified In-Place Upgrades: Couchbase Mobile 1.2 also includes new install capabilities that simplify in place upgrades, making it easier to administer large enterprise deployments.

Security: The proliferation of mobile usage has created a need for technology providers and enterprises to rapidly invest and innovate in security.  With the new release, Couchbase has further increases security on the device by encrypting data at rest using enterprise level 256-bit AES full database encryption.

Performance: Couchbase Mobile 1.2 also extends the performance by adopting Couchbase’s new pluggable storage engine, ForestDB.  Using ForestDB, Couchbase Lite 1.2 delivers 2-5x faster performance than the previous releases.

Additionally, new optimizations for memory management provide better performance for nodes under ultra high loads.

Currently, the number of options that developers have had at their disposal for mobile to support mobile applications has been limited.  The two major storage technologies in use in the mobile area today are SQL Lite, a popular embedded database, and Core Data, an Apple technology. “There is a complete lack of NoSQL options in that space and what many developers have been doing is using those relational technologies and ‘hacking them’ to make them behave more like a non-relational stores,” said Carter.  Couchbase users benefit greatly from having an out-of-the-box packaged solution that manages the storage, transport and security at every tier in their application so they can focus instead on building their applications, he noted.

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