Updates to Couchbase Capella Drive Developer Productivity and Lower TCO

Couchbase, Inc., the cloud database platform company, is announcing a series of updates to its Database-as-a-Service platform, Couchbase Capella, aimed toward easing the workloads of developers and their teams while simultaneously lowering TCO.

Driven by survey results revealed by Couchbase—where 94.9% of developers reported that they are at, or over, their work capacity—Capella now supports connections to Netlify, a popular developer platform, extending the solution’s accessibility on behalf of overworked developers. By integrating further into the developer ecosystem through Netlify, Capella allows developers to create more simplified and agile web applications, according to the vendor.

In combination with this integration, Couchbase is launching a new Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extension, providing developers seeking to work within this source-code editor a seamless, frictionless Capella experience.

“Today, what this allows is developers—who we continue to see broadly adopt things like VS Code and Netlify—it allows them to use the tools that they want, to be able to easily interact with the data that is stored within Couchbase,” explained Scott Anderson, SVP of product management and business operations at Couchbase. “These types of integrations are critically important for us as we see app development platforms or broader developer tools gaining adoption, ensuring that we quickly make those capabilities available and allow developers to easily integrate using those the tool chain that they want to use directly with Capella.” 

Additionally, Couchbase now offers a new time series array function in the enterprise’s continued support for JSON, optimizing data access, processing, and storage features within Capella, now applicable to use cases such as IoT device support. Developers aiming to implement this time series array function will be able to do so quickly, efficiently, and without complexity, leveraging Capella’s patented array indexing and high-density storage engine.

“One of the things we've done has been really around using time series arrays—the way that we organize the data and process the data within JSON itself. What that allows is all of our existing customers to really easily adopt it. It's not a new storage engine. It's basically using arrays in a better way,” said Anderson.

Couchbase has also enhanced Capella’s management for its customers, introducing:

  • Dynamic disk scaling, allowing users to set thresholds on disk utilization within Capella that initiate automatic storage scaling
  • Cluster hibernation, enabling clusters to be hibernated at intervals where it’s not being used, effectively lowering TCO
  • Downloadable buckets, which support individual exports of selected buckets based on the user’s discretion
  • Change data capture, providing users with the ability to track change history to then be streamed via Kafka to other apps

Capella is also extending its area of coverage to over 10 regions across three major cloud service providers and larger instance sizes. Capella now supports memory-only buckets for caching and transient data use cases, and will provide enhanced security through Google Cloud HIPAA compliance with private endpoints for Azure.

This new release of Capella propels its status as a powerful cloud database platform offering multimodal support and in-memory performance, enabling reductions in TCO, according to the vendor. This version of Capella will be generally available in the second quarter of this year.

“The pace of innovation in Couchbase is only accelerating, and I think one of the things with Capella and our ability to rapidly bring new capabilities into the platform is exciting,” said Anderson. “It allows us to make incremental changes that are non-disruptive to developers and users within Capella…to continually improve the Capella platform week to week, month to month, quarter to quarter.”

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