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New Release of Couchbase Data Platform Supports Next Wave of Always-On Digital Business Applications


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NoSQL database platform provider Couchbase has updated its product suite to support easier global application deployments, and provide additional security capabilities and greater flexibility of deployment.

According to Couchbase, although traditional databases remain essential to data management infrastructure, they were not designed for today’s highly interactive web, mobile and IoT applications. Couchbase, the company says, provides a platform that includes a server database, a native mobile database, a synchronization gateway and big data and SQL integrations, to provide a system of engagement database with the capabilities needed for increasingly demanding deployments.

The new release includes Couchbase Server 4.6, Couchbase Sync Gateway 1.4, Couchbase Kafka Connector 3.0, and Couchbase Spark Connector 2.0.

Couchbase continues to advance its technology with its newest releases, including the addition of hybrid logical clocks for easier global application deployments, and Sync Gateway Accelerator to support high device density as well as numerous enhancements to its query language (N1QL) and query performance, said Ravi Mayuram, senior vice president of engineering and products, Couchbase. These foundational technologies make it easier to automate the complex challenges that customers face around managing globally distributed environments, massively scaling mobile and IoT applications on demand, and natively integrating big data solutions such as Kafka and Spark with Couchbase, he noted. 

In the latest release of the Couchbase data platform, the company says, Couchbase Server 4.6 enables easier global application deployments, improved application performance, and enhanced security options, and offers built-in support for rich data structures including lists, maps, and sets, and integrated .NET application development.

Couchbase Sync Gateway 1.4 enhances scalability for mobile and IoT applications using the new Sync Gateway Accelerator; while Couchbase Kafka Connector 3.0, with Kafka Connect support, 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.

Couchbase Spark Connector 2.0 offers support for Apache Spark 2.0 and its structured streaming API, offering a better way to continuously analyze operational data, and allowing Couchbase to serve as both a Spark Structured Streaming Sink and Source.

For more information, go to the Couchbase website.


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