Hackolade Announces Data Modeling Software Tool for Couchbase NoSQL Databases

Hackolade, a Belgium-based provider of data modeling software for NoSQL and multi-model databases, has introduced a data modeling software tool for the Couchbase NoSQL database community. With this offering the standard features of Hackolade, used by NoSQL database users, have been adapted to support the specifications of Couchbase, and the release is compatible with Couchbase versions 4.0 through the latest 4.6 release. 

Hackolade is a venture and product of IntegrIT SA/NV, an IT strategy consulting firm and ISV from Brussels, Belgium, founded in 2002.

Best suited for larger organizations with IT architecture and data governance departments engaged with complex projects and applications, the tool is designed for functional analysts, designers, architects, and database administrators (DBAs). According to Hackolade, while typically only developers are comfortable looking at application code to figure out how data storage is organized, other project stakeholders also need to understand the underlying data structure, which is now possible with Hackolade. 

Comparing the building of an application to the building of a house, Hackolade says its output is the equivalent of the CAD printout produced by an architect before building or renovating a house. The blueprint enables a discussion with the client about how rooms in the house will be laid out.  It also allows the architect to discuss the plan with the building contractor, and provides the reference document for the bricklayer.

The new offering for Couchbase solves a key challenge when adopting NoSQL technology - harnessing the power and flexibility of dynamic schemas "without falling in the traps that a lack of design structure" can cause for teams, according to Pascal Desmarets, CEO, Hackolade, noting that the data modeling software can ease the on-boarding of NoSQL Couchbase databases and legitimize their adoption in the enterprise roadmap.

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