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Couchbase Introduces Couchbase Cloud, the Enterprise-Class NoSQL DBaaS for the Multicloud Era

Couchbase, the creator of the enterprise-class, multicloud to edge NoSQL database, today introduced Couchbase Cloud, a fully-managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). With this announcement, Couchbase becomes the first fully managed SQL-on-NoSQL database that supports multiple cloud providers. The service will launch this summer on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, followed by Google Cloud Platform.

The news has been welcomed by Couchbase customers.  Julien Charlot, Database Leader, AdeoEarly, said:

“As long-time Couchbase customers, we’ve evolved and grown with Couchbase. We are very pleased to have worked closely with Couchbase’s product management team over the past year to provide feedback and insights that have helped shape the direction of Couchbase Cloud. We look forward to the availability of Couchbase Cloud to support our cloud initiatives.”

The Architectural Difference: Greater Control and Ownership

A key difference between Couchbase Cloud and other DBaaS solutions is the separation of the control plane and data plane, resulting in more flexibility and better economics.

• Data plane resides in Customer’s VPC: Customers have full control of their data together with a host of other benefits including higher performance, lower latency, and stronger security.

• “Single pane of glass” control plane for multicloud management: Built on the latest in cloud innovation including open source technologies Kubernetes, Prometheus, and Grafana, the fully automated control plane is used to conduct activities such as multicloud orchestration (where users can manage and deploy clusters across multiple clouds from one single view), user management, cluster management, monitoring, and billing–all from a single interface.

Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, IDC, praised the company for the timing of their launch:

“We are just now beginning to see people thinking about moving classic on-prem applications to the cloud. When that happens, substantial redevelopment is necessary, especially if the application is to be cloud native. With that level of change, all the components come into question, including the database management system, and there is greater openness to changing that technology than we have seen before. In this respect, Couchbase’s timing is just right. The market is ready for a fully managed, enterprise-class NoSQL database built for a multicloud environment.”

Cost Performant: Flexible Procurement Options to Optimize TCO

Couchbase Cloud decouples DBaaS from the underlying cloud infrastructure, which enables customers to purchase IaaS directly from their Cloud Service Provider and leverage reserved instance pricing to optimize total cost of ownership.

Couchbase Cloud also provides users with flexible packaging options to optimize solution costs based on business requirements. One option is on-demand hourly pricing, and another is the ability to purchase Couchbase Credits that can be used over a one year period. The use of credits is fully flexible with no usage limitations during the one year period.

The Couchbase Difference: Best-In-Class Availability Within Any Cloud

Couchbase Cloud offers best-in-class availability that is unique to Couchbase Server. Couchbase’s masterless clustering technology allows the database to perform and scale linearly while providing high availability without a single point of failure. Couchbase scales resources independently for different workloads, allowing for multiple independent workloads in a single cluster so enterprises can make better real-time use of their data without multiple copies. And thanks to its powerful cross datacenter replication (XDCR) capability, Couchbase is able to distribute across global infrastructure regions in an active-active configuration while providing data locality and disaster recovery.

Scott Anderson, SVP, Product Management & Business Operations, Couchbase, says:

“As enterprises continue to move their applications to the public cloud to increase business agility, they are looking for enterprise-class solutions that can deliver on their business-critical application requirements. These requirements include security, high availability, reliability, manageability, performance at scale, and more. And in not just one cloud, but in multiple clouds, across clouds, and in hybrid cloud configurations. Working closely with our enterprise customers over the past two years, we’ve designed a fully-managed Database-as-a-Service offering that meets their most stringent requirements, leveraging the latest generation of open source technologies while retaining all the value of self-managed Couchbase Server, to deliver a uniquely powerful and differentiated offering to the market.”

Early Access Program

Couchbase will be running an early access program this spring. For more information on the product or to sign up for the invite-only early access program, please register here.