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.
Released 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.
"Couchbase 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."
Couchbase 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.
"Membase 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 expect."
Couchbase 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."