View From the Top by Ravi Mayuram, SVP of Engineering and CTO
People and businesses today work in real-time, not batches. We operate within a constant exchange of data where applications are being deployed hourly everywhere on the cloud and beyond. While there are more breakpoints than ever, reliability and near-infinite scale to the peaks and valleys of business are just a core assumption of everyday life. Meanwhile, the brittle hodge-podge of infrastructure that enterprises have built their applications on are too complicated with too many components.
Couchbase is the reimagination of a database given the current advancements in Network, Compute, and Storage. The foundational architectural shift enables it to deliver blazing speed and scale at one end and effortlessly perform complex analytics to deliver insights on the other. The memory and network-centric architecture combined with multi-dimensional scaling capabilities and built-in replication protocol allows it to be globally distributed and extendable to the edge. To come close to equaling what this database offers, you would need a document database, front-end cache, SQL database, distributed transaction manager, full-text search engine, and an MPP database in the cloud, along with a Mobile/Embedded database and mobile back-end services at the edge.
Couchbase is used as a primary data platform across multiple business-critical use cases by over 30% of Fortune 100 companies. Enterprises depend on Couchbase to run everything from a simple key-value application like user profiles to complex enterprise applications like ERP.
If all this sounds too much to you, just start using Couchbase as a cache, you will discover the rest.