CouchOne and Membase merge as Couchbase
NoSQL specialists CouchOne and Membase Inc have announced that they are merging to create a company that offes a more comprehensive range of NoSQL technology, named Couchbase. CouchOne's expertise lies in CouchDB, the database created by CouchOne's founder, Damien Katz. CouchDB is a widely deployed open source distributed/synchronising document database used by the BBC, CERN and Apple. Membase's speciality is the distributed key-value memory cached database of the same name which offers high throughput for many web applications; it is used by companies such as AOL and Zynga.
The new company will be headed by the CEO of Membase Inc., Bob Wiederhold, while CouchDB's Katz will become its CTO. The company plans to merge the technologies of both products to create a new range of applications over the coming months. This range will include Elastic Couchbase, a renamed Membase server, which will include CouchDB document database support; Couchbase, a lightweight non-clustered CouchDB aimed at developers and smaller deployments; Mobile Couchbase, an embeddable database initially for native iOS developers; and, Hosted Couchbase, an easy to access service for synchronising Mobile Couchbase applications.