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Couchbase has announced that its Capella managed service NoSQL database will from now on include “generative AI capabilities”
Couchbase is a distributed NoSQL cloud database that combines the properties of a distributed document database (JSON) with features of a traditional DBMS including distributed SQL, transactions, and ACID guarantees.
Capella was launched at the end of 2021 with support for AWS, GCP and Azure. The Couchbase team says the new features will enhance developer productivity and accelerate time to market for modern applications. The new feature, called Capella iQ, can be used by developers to write SQL++ and application-level code more quickly through the use of AI to create recommended sample code.
Capella iQ is an AI cloud service that developers can interact with using natural language conversations. It can suggest common prompts, and it knows Couchbase-specific context such as database, collection, and index definitions. iQ is powered by ChatGPT, and will soon let the developer pick the LLM.
The Couchbase team says that the use of JSON by Capella iQ
provides an ideal format for storing both data and metadata designed to feed prompts, that JSON can also store conversation context from session to session, and JSON arrays can hold vector embedding data.
Alongside the introduction of Capella iQ, Couchbase has added several other improvements, starting with the ability to use other IDEs including Vercel and the IntelliJ family of IDEs.
Performance scaling is another improvement, so that Capella can now dynamically scale disk storage and input/output operations per second (IOPS). Security has also been improved, and Capella and Couchbase have now achieved independent validation for PCI DSS 4.0 and CSA STAR Level 2 compliance. Capella has also added the ability to download backup files to S3 or other locations.
Capella iQ is available as a private preview now.
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