October 11, 2010

Membase simplifies name, goes GA

The company Northscale that makes the product Membase is now the company Membase that makes the product Membase. Good. Also, the product Membase has now gone GA.

I wrote back in August about Membase, and that covers most of what I think, with perhaps a couple of exceptions: 

Generally, as per my recent NoSQL overview, I’m still negative about pure key-value stores. However, Membase:

So I can see some appealing Membase use cases.

And in case somebody is wondering why I don’t compare/contrast Membase with Basho’s key-value store Riak — beyond the obvious concerns raised by Basho’s VC down round — let me copy what I tweeted last night in response to a flamefest about same:

I’m not some symbolism-heavy figurehead that should be held responsible for all-inclusive nuance-balancing. I write about as much of what I think is interesting as I can get around to.

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4 Responses to “Membase simplifies name, goes GA”

  1. More notes on Membase and memcached | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on October 18th, 2010 5:09 am

    […] a companion to my post about Membase last week, the company has graciously allowed me to post a rather detailed Membase slide deck. (It […]

  2. Couchbase formed from Membase and CouchOne/CouchDB | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on February 8th, 2011 1:01 am

    […] takes the place of something Membase planned to build called Node Code, which was going to overcome the limitations of a simple key-value interface. Node Code development didn’t ever really get started, and indeed was deferred for a couple […]

  3. Thanh Nguyen on March 22nd, 2011 12:44 pm

    Membase is now Couchbase

  4. Curt Monash on March 22nd, 2011 12:52 pm

    Indeed, as per the comment and link above yours. 🙂

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