NoSQL database company Couchbase launches Membase Server for Mac OS X.
Couchbase, the NoSQL database company, announced it has
released Membase Server for Mac OS X.
Membase Server is part of the Couchbase
family of NoSQL database products, which now offers a developer-friendly
interface to better serve Mac-centric, Web-focused developers, Couchbase
officials said. The product is designed and optimized for the data management
needs of interactive Web applications.
on April 4, Membase Server for Mac OS X, a community edition, provides
developer-friendly features that take advantage of the operating system, making
it even easier for Mac users to develop scalable Web applications against
Membase Server, the company said.
continues to invest in making things easier for developers to build scalable,
high-throughput Web applications," said Frank Weigel, director of product
management at Couchbase, in a statement. "Together with today's release of
Membase Server for Mac OS X, we have also refreshed Couchbase Server for Mac OS
X-our distribution of Apache CouchDB, providing the same level of OS
integration and user-friendly look and feel. We look forward to continuing to
provide the community with products that work the way developers do."
officials said applications built with Membase Server for Mac OS X can be
seamlessly deployed on the production platform of choice. Membase Server
currently supports Windows as well as Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux. Moreover,
Membase open-source technology provides a distributed key-value database with
integrated Memcached caching technology,
enabling dynamic cluster elasticity and sustained low-latency, high-throughput
data operations, the company said.
Server for Mac OS X is easy as one-two-free," said Dustin Sallings, chief
architect at Couchbase, in a statement. "You download it. You run it.
There's no installation and it behaves exactly the way a Mac developer would
officials said the Membase core technology powers 18 of the top 20 largest Websites,
and few Web applications now enter production without it, the company claims.
Organizations such as Zynga and ShareThis use Membase to lower data management
costs while improving the scalability and performance of their demanding
interactive Web applications.
"We've been compiling source to run Membase on Mac OS X, but compiling
is less-than-convenient and in the end the software didn't look and feel like a
native Mac application," said Jon Prall, vice president of operations at
Tango, a provider of a platform supporting free mobile video calls. "It's
awesome to have a packaged Membase binary that does all that right out of the
box, saving us time and making Membase Server an even better NoSQL database
choice for developers."
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