Software platform to build apps with NoSQL

Founders: Steve Yen, Dustin Sallings, Damien Katz, J. Chris Anderson, Jan Lehnardt
Equity Raised: $155 million
Estimated 2018 Revenue: $70+ million
Lead Investors: Accel Partners, Mayfield, Sorenson Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners

Couchbase is an enterprise software platform that lets users build apps with “NoSQL” databases. NoSQL databases are a shift from traditional ways of organizing data, allowing developers to add users quickly and create more responsive UI interfaces (sometimes at the cost of sophistication and flexibility). Their platform has won over customers from Amadeus, AT&T, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Carrefour, Cisco, Comcast, Disney, DreamWorks Animation, eBay, Marriott, Neiman Marcus, Tesco, Tommy Hilfiger, United, Verizon, Wells Fargo, to hundreds of other household names.

Couchbase Server, originally known as Membase, is an open-source, distributed (shared-nothing architecture) multi-modelNoSQL document-oriented database software package that is optimized for interactive applications. These applications may serve many concurrent users by creating, storing, retrieving, aggregating, manipulating and presenting data. A version originally called Couchbase Lite was later marketed as Couchbase Mobile combined with other software. Couchbase is headquartered in Silicon Valley.

ArangoDB, MangoDB and OrientDB are present in market to give the toughest competition to Couchbase.

What’s the Difference? Innovation:

Data synchronization is the key feature of Couchbase platform. There are several data sync solutions out there, but none was as simple as Couchbase. It has advantage of all NoSQL and CouchDB feature. Clustering/Replication are easy to use feature of Couchbase.