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When Open Source Doesn't Do It Anymore

Jan 07, 2012, 03:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Shimel)

"CouchDB and CouchOne founder Damien Katz has created a stir with his announcement that he and most of his team will be moving away from continuing to develop the Apache CouchDB NoSQL database and focusing extensively on the more commercially suited Couchbase Server 2.0.

"In one of my predictions for 2012, I said that the NoSQL market would continue to heat up and there would be consolidation in the space. Well, it didn't take long for some drama to develop. One of the big moves in NoSQL in 2011 was the merger of Katz's CouchOne, developers of the Apache CouchDB with Membase, a NoSQL server that had among its investors and customers some of the biggest names in mega web apps. The new company was called Couchbase. I followed the CouchDB and Membase story with posts and podcasts here, here and here. I had a chance to talk with Katz before the merger and then when the merger was announced. I also followed the company as they raised significant new venture capital and continued to grow in the not NoSQL space."

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