NoSQL Companies CouchOne, Membase Merge to Form Couchbase
The merger will offer customers an end-to-end family of database products, officials hope.Membase and CouchOne have joined forces to form Couchbase-a marriage in the NoSQL movement the companies hope will spawn an end-to-end family of database products. The Couchbase product family is slated to be rolled out during the coming months and will span from the desktop to the data center. On the road map so far are the following: Elastic Couchbase (formerly Membase Server), which will combine Membase, memcached and CouchDB technology for high-performance caching, elastic clustering and document database features; Couchbase, a nonclustered, lightweight version of Couchbase aimed at developers; and Mobile Couchbase, which will be focused initially on the iOS platform. The company also has plans for Hosted Couchbase, which is meant to provide a "cloud sync point" for applications using Mobile Couchbase.
"The two technologies and companies mesh perfectly," said Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Couchbase. "CouchOne, and its developer-centric CouchDB database and dynamic community, is the most broadly deployed open-source document solution available today. Membase, the leader in production-ready, high-performance data stores, is used by the world's busiest Web applications, including Zynga, because of its simple, fast, elastic architecture."