Couchbase reveals its latest SQL release

The company that created the enterprise-class, multicloud to edge NoSQL database has announced it will be further releasing new features to support those working in tech.

Couchbase Server has been created by the cloud and solution firm, Couchbase, which includes support for multi-document ACID transactions and a host of query enhancements.

It’s hoped that enterprises will have an easier time developing business- critical applications through the SQL and relational database management systems (RDBMS) that the Couchbase Server 6.5 feature delivers.

Created with professionals in mind

Built with a society that is moving towards a more competitive and faster-moving tech world in mind, Couchbase Server is designed to work alongside those who already work in an agile and database focused environment.

The firm claim that those who are already accustomed to working with agile, performant, and scalable database can take advantage of the new server by leveraging the same skills needed within a NoSQL environment to address the requirements of today’s web, mobile, and IoT applications.

Key highlights of Couchbase Server 6.5 include offering distributed ACID transactions across multiple documents and nodes. It also simplifies complex queries and reduces code complexity through RDBMS ANSI (and its Windows equivalent) as well as previewing query optimization for NoSQL.

Carl Olofson, Research Vice President, IDC says, “Couchbase is bringing together features of NoSQL with the familiarity and query power of SQL, making it easy for RDBMS developers to adopt and create new applications. So it’s not a matter of either/or, it’s ‘this’ and ‘this.’”

“Today’s developers are creating a different class of application using the agility of NoSQL, but increasingly find that they also require the integrity and consistency of relational, including support for transactions. Couchbase 6.5 marries SQL and transactions with NoSQL quite nicely.” Olofson added.

Bridging a gap

SVP of Engineering and CTO, Couchbase, Ravi Mayuram, also commented on the new release.

He says: “Today’s market reality is that NoSQL databases are critical for modern business applications. Enterprises are looking to NoSQL databases to provide equivalent relational database functionality that they still depend on. With support for multi-document transactions that we are delivering in 6.5, we are addressing this need whereby Couchbase can be relied on for both NoSQL advantages — schema flexibility, scale and performance– as well as relational database mainstays such as SQL and transactions. Bridging traditional databases to modern NoSQL database in this unique way, Couchbase Server 6.5 will exponentially accelerate application development, delivery, deployment, and scaling.”