This interview with Jeff Morris, VP, Product & Solutions Marketing, Couchbase, dives into the recent announcement of the general availability of Couchbase Server 7. With this landmark release, Couchbase has declared that the relational versus NoSQL database debate is over. Couchbase Server 7 bridges the best aspects of relational databases with the flexibility of a modern database.
For enterprise customers, this means they can now confidently accelerate their strategic initiatives such as moving business-critical applications into the cloud more quickly, improving application flexibility and increasing developer agility and scale. Enterprise development teams now also have one unified platform, so there is no longer a need to use one database for transactions and another database for developer agility and scale. Importantly, this also means that customers can simplify their database architectures, expand Couchbase usage into enterprise transactional applications and reduce operating costs through performance enhancements.
Couchbase Server 7 brings the best aspects of relational databases together with the flexibility of modern databases. So, for example, this release eliminates the problem and the complexities of database sprawl by adding full mature SQL transaction capabilities. As a result, customers no longer need both a relational database and a NoSQL database.
Another example benefit of Server 7 is it now has multi-statement SQL transactions by fusing together transactions and high-volume interactions. For the first time, this allows customers to do multi-document SQL ACID transactions with interactions in microseconds all within one unified database platform.
Couchbase Server 7 is no longer just a database story. Rather it’s about enabling all the applications a developer already has in their catalog to be personalized, to be flexible, to reach to the edge to perform better, to be modern.