Azure Now Supports Database as a Service Couchbase Capella

by Samuel Pordengerg Feb 5, 2023 News
Azure Now Supports Database as a Service Couchbase Capella

A cloud database platform company recently announced that its Capella database as a Service (DBaaS) offering is available on Azure.

A fully managed key-value database with built-in full-text search, eventing, and analytic features can be found in Couchbase Capella. It can be distributed through their data centers. The company now allows its customers to use the database on all three major cloud providers.


The company made Capella first available on AWS and has since made several enhancements to the DBaaS offering, including a new developer user experience, SOC 2 Type 2 compliant, a fully managed backend designed for mobile, IoT, and edge apps with App Services, and a new Magma HD storage engine that provides customers the ability to support more use cases with much larger datasets at high speed.

Tim Rottach, Director of Product Line Marketing at Couchbase, wrote a recent post about the benefits of Cappella.

  • Capella is ideal for dynamic user profiles, complex catalogs, and other quickly evolving applications. 
  • Our memory-first architecture, equipped with an integrated high-performance cache, guarantees fast results regardless of the number of users.
  • Capella uses SQL++ (ANSI SQL-92 compatible) for data queries. It offers advanced syntax options, such as advanced JOIN capabilities, multi-document ACID transactions, and analytic functions.

Microsoft has a service similar to Couchbase Capella. There are several differences between the two offerings, such as the first being memory-first, the second being cache-based, and the third being consumption-based.

Also, Rottach spoke toInfo Q.

Customers choose Couchbase Capella because it's flexible, fast, familiar, and affordable. Our memory-first architecture guarantees quick results while price performance improves as users scale. In addition, Capella uses SQL++, making it easy for developers to move from relational to NoSQL. And by extending Capella to Azure, customers can further support multi-cloud strategies while retaining the flexibility to avoid vendor lock-in.

Scott Anderson is the senior vice president of product management and business operations at Couchbase.

Providing flexibility to go across cloud service providers is a huge advantage in today’s multi- and hybrid-cloud world. By extending Capella to Azure, we can better support our customers as they deploy innovative applications on the cloud of their choice.

Developers can sign up for a 30 day trail to try out Capella. The offering can be purchased from the azure marketplace.

Steef-Jan Wiggers is one of InfoQ's senior cloud editors and works as a Technical Integration Architect at HSO in The Netherlands. His current technical expertise focuses on integration platform implementations, Azure DevOps, and Azure Platform Solution Architectures. Steef-Jan is a board member of the Dutch Azure User Group, a regular speaker at conferences and user groups, writes for InfoQ, and Serverless Notes. Furthermore, Microsoft has recognized him as Microsoft Azure MVP for the past eleven years.

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