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Getting Started with Couchbase

Updated by Couchbase Corporation on Jan 04, 2016
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Technology Profile

Couchbase Server is the world's most complete, scalable, and highest performing NoSQL database. We engineered the product to meet the most demanding enterprise and big data requirements for distributed database performance and scalability.


Couchbase Server provides highly elastic, available, scalable & real-time big data management system with consistently high performance, flexible global deployment topologies and a set of native SDKs to ease development & deployment of modern applications.

Couchbase Server comes with a shared nothing, fully scale-out, memory-centric architecture, designed to take full advantage of the speed of memory rather than disk, which all translates into a blazingly fast performance. Couchbase Server is the only NoSQL database that integrates a native caching tier and a document-oriented database, eliminating the need to install and manage a separate cache service.

Couchbase is also the only big data database that offers a native integrated NoSQL mobile solution Couchbase Mobile, including pre-built data synchronization (Couchbase Sync Gateway) and an embedded database (Couchbase Lite), enabling fast and easy development of mobile apps with online/offline data access.

For more information, please visit Couchbase.


  • Lumen Cloud Users
  • Developers wishing to migrate from Relational Databases to a NoSQL Document Database


After reading this article, users should be able to start a server running Couchbase Server, create a Couchbase Server cluster, connect to that server using an IP address and start accessing Couchbase Server cluster in their application.


  • Access to the Lumen Cloud platform as an authorized user.
  • An Couchbase Server Enterprise license from Couchbase Inc. See Enterprise Subscription License Agreement for details.


After you successfully install a Blueprint, you will receive a notification email. If you want to access your application from a computer that is outside of the Lumen Cloud network, you need to perform the following steps:

  • Add a Public IP to your server through the Lumen the Control Portal.
  • Click on the Servers Public IP through the Control Portal and configure the ports. The default port for Couchbase Server is 8091. For the additional available network ports, refer to the Couchbase Server documentation.

Deploying the Couchbase Server Blueprint

Steps to Deploy Blueprint

  1. Locate the Couchbase Server Blueprint.

    • Login to the Control Portal. From the Nav Menu on the left, click Orchestration > Blueprints Library.
    • In the panel "Blueprints Library", if needed use the keyword search on the right to select among multiple Blueprints. In our case, choose from the available displayed Blueprint thumbnails.
  2. Choose the Blueprint.

    • Click on Install "Couchbase Server on CentOS6".
  3. Deploy the Blueprint.

    • In the panel "Install Couchbase Server on CentOS6", click the deploy blueprint button.
  4. Customize the Blueprint.

    • Password: password
    • Confirm the same password: password
    • Group: default.
    • Network: network ID
    • Primary DNS: Manually Specify
    • Secondary DNS: Manually Specify
    • Server Type: Standard (default).
    • Service Level: choose between Premium or Standard.
    • Server Name(s). Enter a name, such as CBNODE.
    • Specify Credentials. To run the task under the default administrative account, leave NO for credentials.
    • Click the next: step 2 button.
  5. Review the Blueprint.

    • Verify the information.
    • If your information is correct, click the deploy blueprint button.
  6. Deploy the Blueprint.

    • In the panel "Deploy Blueprint: install Couchbase Server on CentOS6" you will see the deployment details.
  7. Monitor the Activity Queue.

    • Monitor the Deployment Queue to view the progress of the Blueprint deployment.
    • To monitor progress, click Queue from the Nav Menu on the left.
    • Once the Blueprint completes successfully, you will receive an email confirming that the Blueprint build is complete. Do not use the application until you have received this email notification.


The costs associated with this Blueprint deployment are for the Lumen Cloud infrastructure only. There are no license costs or additional fees bundled in. You will need a valid Enterprise Edition license from Couchbase Inc.

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