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Couchbase Teams With AWS To Launch DaaS Offering


Couchbase, which recently raised $105 million in venture funding, has gone live with its managed Database-as-a-Service (DaaS), Couchbase Cloud. Initially, the service will be available on AWS, followed by Azure and Google Cloud.

A rapidly growing economy accelerates digital transformation in every company, driving both, opportunity and cost control pressure for IT. Couchbase Cloud enables companies to invest in two objectives:

  • The versatility and efficiency of the CouchBase server, coupled with the best practice of Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) deployment in AWS. This allows customers to dramatically reduce the operational costs of traditional deployments without abandoning critical control over data and security.
  •  The “Single Panel Glass” control plane for Multicloud Management and Cross Data Center Replication (XDCR) makes it easier to manage and deploy multiple clusters of clouds across multiple regions.
  • The software’s best-in-class, node-to-edge functionality is transparent and customer-friendly. While the configuration and licensing provides an exceptionally low TCO for the generation of applications that serve today’s online-only user communities.

The power and versatility of the Couchbase server

Couchbase Server is the original multi-purpose NoSQL database that promoted the evolution of sites such as the competitive yet incomplete, MongoDB Cloud Platform. The Couchbase server has its SQL. CouchBase Cloud combines this power and diversity to allow customers to support a range of highly available applications. It uses events such as online session caching, user profiles, and table management for retailers, media content providers, and other companies working in the new-age online world.

Best Practice of In-VPC Deployment in AWS: Manage Your Data and AWS Infrastructure

In-VPC Deployment at AWS uses Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) to deploy and manage Couchbase software directly into customers’ cloud accounts, allowing the tight performance-matching of the database with its underlying infrastructure and giving customers the same level of control over their own data centers, but at a fraction of the cost. This deployment technique gives customers the ability to use and manage:

  • AWS Best Practice Security Policies and Data Sovereignty Preferences
  • Data movement costs
  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Instance Selection
  • Structure of instances for a cluster

Control CouchBase cluster configurations via a single, omnipresent control plane

CouchBase Cloud Deployment is managed by its control plane, which provides relief to DevOps executives in overseeing global deployments by:

  • Automatic monitoring of resizing, updates, availability, monitoring and alerts across all clusters and all clouds
  • Using Multidimensional Scaling (MDS) for its CouchBase services to optimize performance-compatible application workloads for its CouchBase services to improve resource consumption.
  • Control cloud data movement with Cross Datacenter Replication (XDCR)

Through its XDCR capability, the CouchBase Cloud enables global, filtered cluster content for any cluster location, and helps customers support data sovereignty requirements and:

  • Automatically manage data migration, backup, disaster recovery from hybrid clouds, and inter-partition for GDPR and other rules
  • Avoid CSP vendor lock with the ability to replicate data to Azure & GCP when available

CouchBase Cloud debuts today on AWS, which is readily available as a 30-day test, running into a customer’s AWS account. It is offered in two packages, Developer Pro and Enterprise, which offer different service level guarantees for development and testing requirements, and business-critical support for production systems.

“We are delighted to be working with Couchbase and applaud their customer-first approach. As an Advanced Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), Couchbase has been working with AWS for years, contributing to the continued adoption, growth, and potential of cloud technology. With Couchbase Cloud’s in-VPC deployment with Amazon EKS, customers can continue to meticulously manage their data and cloud operations globally, while reducing operational costs.”

— Bob Wise, General Manager, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services, Inc.

“As long-time Couchbase customers, we’ve evolved and grown our retail and logistics platform business with Couchbase. We are very pleased to see the continuous innovation from the company–from Couchbase Server to Couchbase Mobile, and now Couchbase Cloud. Couchbase Cloud availability on AWS is a perfect marriage of our NoSQL strategy with our cloud provider, AWS. We are looking forward to deploying Couchbase Cloud on AWS – enabling us to continue our global growth, maintain our reputation for rapid delivery, and further reduce our operational complexity.”

— Gary O’Connor, CTO, Doddle

“There is no equal to Couchbase Cloud. It has the best pricing and performance we have seen from a DBaaS offering. By switching to Couchbase Cloud, we reduced cost by 10x and increased performance by 100x.”

— Scott Bradley, Principal Engineer, Facet Digital

“Our greatest priority is always going to be developing new applications. The ease of deploying in Couchbase Cloud, from the initial implementation to spinning up more instances on-demand, coupled with the fact we can follow best practices in data management as if we were in our own datacenter, means that we can concentrate on development instead of ensuring our cloud service works the way we want it to.”

–Bala Krishna Alla, Middleware Engineer, MoneyGram International

“Flexibility is a key driver for enterprises when it comes to moving to the cloud — Flexibility with IT management, developing and testing, deployment options like multicloud, user access, and most importantly, pricing. With its dynamic pricing options and In-VPC deployment, Couchbase Cloud offers the Flexibility and control that are attractive to today’s enterprises as they look to maximize their ROI while staying competitive.” said Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, IDC

“The need to optimize costs while also improving agility and innovation is accelerating enterprise adoption of cloud and as-a-service offerings. However, for many there are still factors that inhibit that move, from losing control of data sovereignty to being forced into price points and service levels that prevent cost optimization. With Couchbase Cloud, our goal is to break down those barriers, giving customers the same control of data and costs as they would have in their own datacenter, and allowing them to take full advantage of the cloud’s potential for supporting innovation and agile development on their own terms.” said Scott Anderson, SVP, Product Management & Business Operations, Couchbase

“Couchbase is widely recognized as the most powerful and versatile NoSQL database available in the market today. As Enterprises accelerate their cloud adoption plans, Couchbase Cloud now offers them the opportunity to transform their businesses at a reduced TCO and without losing control of their data,” said Couchbase President and CEO Matt Cain. “With more enterprises than ever migrating to both NoSQL databases and cloud deployments, we will continue to expand our cloud-native product portfolio and continue the momentum that has seen more than 500 enterprises, including over 30% of the Fortune 100, rely on the Couchbase NoSQL database”, said Matt Cain, President, and CEO, Couchbase.


Akarshan Narang
Akarshan Narang
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