Couchbase Named a Document Store Leader by Independent Research Firm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--Couchbase today announced it was named a Leader by Forrester Research in its report, “The Forrester Wave™: Document Stores, Q3 2016.” We believe the company’s inclusion in the report further validates its standing as a leading database company enabling enterprises to succeed in today’s Digital Economy.

“The use of documents in modern applications has grown significantly across industries to support new and emerging use cases,” the report states. “Document store databases offer enterprise architecture (EA) pros new choices to store, process, and access all kinds of documents, delivering extreme scale and performance, granular search, security, and update capabilities…This market is growing largely because EA pros see documents as a critical component for supporting next-generation customer and business applications.”

The report examined 27 criteria to evaluate 10 document store databases. The report stated that "Couchbase offers good scale, performance, and security to support a variety of document-driven use cases” and that it “has a high performance document-oriented database.” According to the report, “Enterprises like Couchbase’s support, ease of use, API framework, broad use cases, performance, and flexible query language capabilities."

As organizations across every industry continue to transition into the Digital Economy, Couchbase aims to provide customers with the ability to deploy and support a wide variety of complex, mission-critical applications and use cases. According to the report, application usage suitable for document stores includes:

  • Content management for data-driven applications
  • Data archiving that focuses on integrated data sets
  • Embedded document data store applications for ISVs and VARs
  • Mobile apps that support documents
  • Real-time apps that need to support documents

"Couchbase is proud to have enabled some of the world’s leading enterprises to build and grow their Digital Economy businesses,” said Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Couchbase. “We believe this report is an important validation of where the market is headed and a reflection that Couchbase and its products will continue to be a critical component for successful modern organizations.”

Couchbase continues to support and innovate for the Digital Economy. In June 2016, Couchbase released Couchbase Server 4.5, an enhancement to its breakthrough, SQL-based query language N1QL (“nickel”), which delivers powerful new capabilities that make it far easier for enterprises to adopt NoSQL for mission-critical applications. In August 2016, Couchbase was also named a Leader by Forrester Research in its report, “The Forrester Wave™: Big Data NoSQL, Q3 2016.” The company will host its annual industry summit, Couchbase Connect 2016 in Santa Clara on November 7-9, 2016. Those interested in attending can visit for more information.


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About Couchbase

Couchbase delivers the database for the Digital Economy. Developers around the world choose Couchbase for its advantages in data model flexibility, elastic scalability, performance, and 24x365 availability to build enterprise web, mobile, and IoT applications. The Couchbase platform includes Couchbase, Couchbase Lite - the first mobile NoSQL database, and Couchbase Sync Gateway. Couchbase is designed for global deployments, with configurable cross datacenter replication to increase data locality and availability. All Couchbase products are open source projects.

Couchbase customers include industry leaders like AOL, Amadeus, AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Concur, Disney, Dixons, eBay, General Electric, Marriott, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, PayPal, Ryanair, Rakuten / Viber, Tesco, Verizon, Wells Fargo, as well as hundreds of other household names.

Couchbase investors include Accel Partners, Adams Street Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, North Bridge Venture Partners, Sorenson Capital, and WestSummit Capital.


Kiley Nichols, 781-684-6513

Release Summary

Couchbase today announced it was named a Leader by Forrester Research in its report, “The Forrester Wave™: Document Stores, Q3 2016.”


Kiley Nichols, 781-684-6513