Couchbase Server 6.5 delivers new features immediately accessible to developers already familiar with the SQL open standard
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Couchbase, the provider of the enterprise-class, multicloud to edge NoSQL database, today announced new features in Couchbase Server that continue to deliver feature parity with SQL and other relational database management systems (RDBMS). With Couchbase Server 6.5,* developers already accustomed to working with the SQL open standard and capabilities of RDBMS can leverage these same skills within a NoSQL environment and achieve the performance, scalability, and flexibility from their database, required by modern web, mobile, and IoT applications.
As enterprises continue to digitally innovate — creating new applications at a staggering clip– there is an increased need for a more agile, performant, and scalable database on which these applications are built. Couchbase Server 6.5 bridges the divide between legacy RDBMS and NoSQL by allowing developers to parlay their relational skills to create these new applications.
Key highlights of Couchbase Server 6.5 include:
Distributed ACID transactions
Distributed ACID transactions provide ACID guarantees at scale, even when documents are distributed to multiple nodes, delivering support for transactions and eliminating any single point of failure or performance bottlenecks. Enterprises can now use Couchbase Server as a general purpose database and system of record. This complements cross data center replication (XDCR), which replicates data between clusters, and provides protection against data center failure.
Couchbase Server 6.5 delivers numerous query enhancements, including patent-pending cost-based optimization. The cost-based optimizer helps developers eliminate time spent on tweaking queries by using a rule-based optimizer to choose the optimal execution plan.
Couchbase Server 6.5 also introduces RDBMS ANSI standard equivalent window functions, which simplify complex queries such as financial and statistical reporting.
Backup and recovery
Couchbase Server 6.5 delivers significant improvements to backup and recovery capabilities in performance, storage, and scalability. The storage format has been modified and the storage engine has been replaced, while compression at the server has been introduced, resulting in a strong performance boost and reduced storage requirements.
Performance and scaling enhancements
Collections have been introduced to allow applications to structure their data by keeping similar documents together, just as tables do in relational databases. With Couchbase Server 6.5, developers can now create up to 30 buckets per cluster, increasing support for multi-tenancy and microservices-based applications alongside improved resource utilization.
Unlike other NoSQL databases, Couchbase provides an enterprise-class, multi-cloud to edge database that offers the robust capabilities required for business-critical applications on a highly scalable and available platform. Couchbase is built on open standards, combining the best of NoSQL with the power and familiarity of SQL, to simplify the transition from mainframe and relational databases.
Couchbase has become pervasive in our everyday lives; our customers include industry leaders Amadeus, American Express, Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast/Sky, Disney, eBay, LinkedIn, Marriott, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, as well as hundreds of other household names. For more information, visit www.couchbase.com.