Couchbase increases the power of DBaaS • The Register


NoSQL database provider Couchbase has updated the storage engine for its managed service and claims to have quadrupled the speed while using a tenth of the storage.

Couchbase is a document-oriented database that uses the JSON format. It is open source, licensed under Apache 2.0. Users include airline ticketing system Amadeus, European supermarket giant Carrefour and Cisco.

In its latest version, Capella Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) contains a storage engine with high data density and new computing power.

Jeff Morris, VP of Product Marketing at Couchbase, said The Magma storage engine is designed to optimize memory consumption and minimize write amplification when documents change frequently.

“Using this engine expands cluster node capacity to 10TB and improves storage consumption requirements by 90 percent. Magma is an excellent choice for larger databases and systems where documents frequently mutate,” he said.

Philip Lupercio, VP of Technology at BroadJump, a healthcare cost management company, said leveraging the new DBaaS has halved storage requirements and reduced total cost of ownership.

In July 2021, Couchbase moved to bring the database closer to its relational cousins ​​at launch “Multi-Statement SQL Transactions”, meaning that statements are committed or rolled back together. The development therefore supports multi-document SQL transactions with “microsecond interactions, all within a unified database platform,” the vendor claimed. ®

The other addition that Couchbase hopes will convince developers to do more with their platform is a collection of features that give the schemaless database a schema-like feel. This is done through schema and table-like organizational structures called “Areas and Collections”.

Meanwhile, NoSQL traveler Datastax has released Stargate v2, an update to its API gateway for Apache Cassandra, the wide-column database.

First launched in 2020, Stargate was designed to make Cassandra easily accessible for developers by accessing a wide range of APIs including JSON, CQL, GraphQL, REST and gRPC.

Ed Anuff, Chief Product Officer at DataStax, narrates The registry: “Within the gateway, we transform the data model. For example, use Cassandra to store document data just like you would use MongoDB for example.” ®


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