CHAPTER 12

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Couchbase Server in the Cloud

Cloud computing has been one of the main catalysts for the growth of data. In fact, cloud computing and the data explosion have been feeding each other for years. The capability to grow on demand allows companies to plan for growth without the need to invest in hardware upfront. But this rapid growth does not come without cost. To thoroughly understand the influence of the two on each other, we need to better understand what cloud computing is.

As with NoSQL, there is no formal definition for cloud computing. However, one of the characteristics influencing the data explosion is the introduction of self-service, ...

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