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Couchbase upgrades database platform for developers’ ease of use

Couchbase, a cloud database platform company, has integrated new features on its Database-as-a-Service Couchbase Capella to streamline the workflows of developers hoping to increase their productivity.

The newest release of Capella will be accessible through the developer platform Netlify. It features a new Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extension, enabling developers and development teams to build modern applications on the platform. 

“The reality is that developers don’t want to spend their time operating and integrating separate primitives,” said Rachel Stephens, senior analyst at RedMonk. “Capella’s new developer platform integrations aim to address this widespread issue, minimizing the developer experience gap and allowing teams to focus on what they do best — writing code and solving problems.” 

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Couchbase is also extending its enterprise deployability and introducing new features, allowing customers to move more applications to Capella with a lower TCO. 

Simplifying the developer experience

In the hopes of reducing developers’ operational tasks, Couchbase is extending Capella to more of the developer platform ecosystem that is highly favored by the frontend and full-stack developers. 

The new integration for Capella makes it easy for developers to connect to Netlify for more simplified and agile web application development. The new VS Code extension is designed to provide a seamless experience for Capella users who want to work within the popular source-code editor. These ecosystem enhancements are now available and reduce friction so that developers can focus on building innovative modern apps. 

“Netlify’s platform unites an extensive ecosystem of technologies, services, and APIs into one workflow to empower developers to build composable web experiences with the tools that best suit their needs,” said Chris Bach, co-founder and chief strategy and creative officer at Netlify. 

Broader enterprise deployability

Couchbase is also broadening Capella’s enterprise features and deployability so customers can move more applications to the cloud database platform. 

A new time series array function in Couchbase’s support for JSON will enable a broader set of use cases, such as (Internet of Things) IoT or finance apps. By using time series arrays, Couchbase is able to utilize all of its data access, processing, and storage features including its patented array indexing and high-density storage engine. 

Couchbase has added over 10 new supported regions across the three major cloud service providers and larger instance sizes. Capella is also available directly in each of their marketplaces. Capella adds support for memory-only buckets (ephemeral databases) for caching and transient data use cases. Security and compliance capabilities are enhanced through Google Cloud HIPAA compliance and with private endpoints for Azure.

Managing Capella is even easier now with the introduction of dynamic disk scaling, hibernation of clusters, and the enabling of downloadable buckets. Also new is change data capture, which recognizes and automates change history on documents. This is then streamable via Kafka to other applications. 

These enhancements collectively position Capella as a single, comprehensive cloud database platform that offers broad multimodel support and in-memory performance.

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