Offline-first apps that deliver a single view of your business
Giving employees access to business applications, even in remote locations with poor network connectivity, is critical for energy and utilities companies. Add to that the need to consolidate data from multiple systems, including legacy infrastructure, and you have a complex set of data management issues that need to be solved. Whether it’s on an oil rig or wind farm, in a factory, or at a customer’s house, your employees and the machines they service require application infrastructure that ensures those applications are always available. Couchbase provides a single platform that can manage data collected from different sources and securely route that data from the edge to the data center, ensuring it is available all the time, both online and off.
Customer success spotlight
Utilities giant PG&E allows 20,000 employees to quickly respond to service requests and easily coordinate field teams using Couchbase.Learn more
British multinational energy and services company Centrica gives workers in remote locations access to business applications with Couchbase.
GE field technicians rely on Couchbase to perform maintenance on machines, even in remote locations where network access is never guaranteed.Learn more
Why Couchbase NoSQL for energy & utilities
Availability: Built-in high availability and disaster recovery
Couchbase provides five-nines availability with built-in high availability and flexible cross data center replication (XDCR) capabilities that supports disaster recovery and data locality requirements. With Couchbase, you have full control over the topology – unidirectional, bidirectional, or any configuration you need.
Mobile: Integrated mobile capabilities support remote experiences
Couchbase is the only NoSQL database with built-in mobile support. Couchbase Mobile extends Couchbase Server to the edge with an embedded NoSQL database (Couchbase Lite) and a web gateway (Sync Gateway), enabling apps to work offline regardless of network availability, and powering use cases at the edge such as offline data access, peer-to-peer messaging and sharing, and more.
Scale: Easier, more affordable scalability
Couchbase’s network-centric architecture with a high-performance replication backbone allows the database to be easily extended while maintaining performance at scale. Unlike relational databases like Oracle and MySQL, Couchbase supports ever-increasing workloads and spikes in throughput demands. Couchbase scales (in, out, up, or down) easily and without disruption to meet these demands. Unlike MongoDB™, Couchbase won’t run out of steam when you need it most.
Performance: Better performance than any other database
While other NoSQL databases like MongoDB™ require a third-party cache – adding to both cost and complexity – Couchbase has a fully integrated read-through and write-through caching layer. Couchbase’s memory- and network-centric architecture consistently delivers the sub-millisecond responsiveness that today’s users expect.
Flexibility: Lower costs and faster time to market
Couchbase drives the flexibility and increased operational efficiency you need to keep up with the constantly updated and changing digital communication data. Couchbase’s powerful query language allows developers to easily query JSON data using familiar, SQL-like expressions. Tightly integrated full-text search, real-time analytics, and powerful eventing services make it easy to add new features to your application on the fly without moving data into and managing dozens of database technologies, finally putting an end to database sprawl.
Analytics: Integrated analytics capabilities for real-time data insights
The Analytics service in Couchbase reduces the time to insight on operational data and simplifies operations for analytical data pipelines. Run ad hoc queries on data for real-time results and apply real-time analytics to monitor your applications.
Industry use cases & solutions
Give employees the ability to search availability and compare inventory anytime, anywhere, on any device.
Manage data from different sources and devices, push it to the edge, and make sure it’s always available online and offline.
Deliver fast, seamless, and highly scalable login, authentication, and profile management that supports user preferences.
Improve response times and substantially lower costs by caching frequently used data and reducing workloads.
Capture data at every business touchpoint to provide a real-time single view of your business.
Catalog & inventory management
Deliver catalog and inventory data at scale to keep up with changing content.
Give employees the ability to provide or collect data at the source, whether it’s in a remote location, factory, or warehouse.
IoT data management
Leverage connected devices to collect data at the source and deliver asset data in real time.
Energy & utilities reference architecture
Blogs & Videos
- How Centrica learned to tame N1QL
- PG&E’s mobile transformation with Couchbase
- Couchbase high availability and disaster recovery: Setting up XDCR step by step
- Next level high availability with Couchbase Server 5.5
- Getting started with data synchronization using Couchbase Mobile for offline-first apps
- Scaling a Couchbase cluster for increasing and decreasing demand
- Using Couchbase Analytics for complex and efficient queries in a Java application
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