Couchbase Offers New Hosted Database as a Service Option on AWS

Couchbase expands deployment options for its next-generation database, launching a database hosted as a service on Amazon Web Services that the company says will allow developers to build applications faster and easier. business.

The new offering, Couchbase Capella, is a fully managed and automated cloud-based database that Couchbase says provides the most flexibility for developers and performance at scale for enterprise applications.

Since Capella runs in Couchbase’s own cloud account on AWS, rather than a customer’s AWS account, Couchbase said the hosted option provides more convenience by leaving more account management tasks to be done. Couchbase.

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Couchbase Server is a distributed NoSQL database, part of a new generation of database systems that challenge traditional relational database products from companies like Oracle and Microsoft.

“We’re really excited about this hosted solution and making our Database as a Service offering much more accessible to a wider range of users,” said Scott Anderson, senior vice president of product management at Couchbase, in an interview with CRN.

Anderson said the new hosted database is a more convenient – and potentially faster – deployment option for customers because it runs in a Couchbase account on AWS and includes core server infrastructure and management. data. Customers are billed for everything from Couchbase only.

“In our hosted model, what you do is buy everything from Couchbase. The database server, the underlying infrastructure and the management capabilities, ”said Anderson.

Couchbase also announced the availability of a free trial of Capella for developers, as well as 50 GB of storage, which allows them to quickly start developing applications on the cloud database.

“It always starts with developers,” Anderson said of the focus on meeting the needs of application programmers.

Couchbase Capella is based on Couchbase Server 7, the latest edition of the company’s flagship database which became generally available on July 29.

The Couchbase Server database merges relational database functionality such as SQL query support and distributed ACID transactions with the flexibility of a modern JSON document database, according to the company.

Couchbase launched Couchbase Cloud, its first database-as-a-service offering, in June 2020. Unlike the new hosted deployment option, Couchbase Cloud runs in a virtual private cloud on AWS and Microsoft Azure within the account AWS or Azure from a customer. Anderson said some customers prefer this option because it gives them more management control and offers performance and cost benefits.

“It’s really about providing deployment options for customers,” Anderson said.

Couchbase also announced that it is renaming Couchbase Cloud under the generic name Capella.

The hosted Couchbase Capella can be deployed for multi-cluster, multi-region and multi-cloud operations, according to the company. Database as a service provides data structure flexibility for the development of operational, transactional and analytical applications and provides developers with multimodal capabilities, including documents, key values, full-text search and analyzes.

“When we develop for clients, we need flexibility, high performance and cost effective solutions,” said Scott Bradley, senior engineer at Facet Digital, a Kirkland-based application strategy, design and development agency. , in Washington State, which uses Couchbase. “Couchbase Capella is a unique platform that gives us the agility of JSON documents, in-memory caching speeds, text search and analysis, all accessible through the SQL our team already knows,” Bradley said in a statement.

Couchbase Capella’s hosted control plane is built on AWS and integrates more than 20 AWS services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Elastic Book Store, AWS Lambda, Amazon GuardDuty, and AWS Shield, Couchbase said. Developers can connect applications to AWS services such as Amazon S3, AWS Fargate, and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service.

Couchbase Capella is sold directly from Couchbase as well as through the company’s cloud markets and channel partners, including resellers and systems integrators.

“Today we have a large community of resellers for Couchbase Server and our mobile solution and this is an additional offering that they have the ability to sell and provide services from a consulting perspective and from a perspective of adding value through the creation of new applications or the migration of existing applications to this service, ”said Anderson.

Anderson said hosted editions of Couchbase Capella are in development for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform with likely availability in 2022.

Maria H. Underwood