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Couchbase Named in 2013 Red Herring Global 100

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/22/13 -- Couchbase, a leader in NoSQL database technology and the company behind the Couchbase open source project, announced today that it was named on the 2013 Red Herring Global Top 100.

The Red Herring 100 Awards recognize the top 100 startups from Asia, Europe and the Americas, and are widely viewed as one of the most prestigious recognitions in the industry. Each year, Red Herring sees up to 1,000 startups from each continent competing for recognition.

"It is an honor to be named among our peers as one of Red Herring's top 100 companies," said Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold. "The NoSQL market is starting to enter its hyper-growth stage with an increasing shift from relational to NoSQL. The largest enterprises in the world are using Couchbase for their mission critical web and mobile applications. Further, we are entering a new wave where mobile will be the dominant delivery device and NoSQL and JSON will become the new standards."

Red Herring 100 Award nominees are reviewed in a rigorous process that looks at all aspects of each company, from growth rates and venture investments to social contributions and team quality and experience.

The announcement comes just three months after Couchbase announced it raised $25 million in funding and experienced explosive sales growth of more than 400 percent year-over-year in the first half of 2013. In September, Couchbase launched the JSON Anywhere mobile strategy, making it the first vendor to offer a native NoSQL database for mobile devices, and the company expanded its mobile strategy into China in early November.

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About Couchbase Open Source Project
The Couchbase Open Source Project is a leading NoSQL database project, with a vibrant community focused on developing distributed database technology that supports both key-value and document-oriented use cases. All Couchbase technology components are available under the Apache 2.0 License, and may also be obtained as packaged software from Couchbase, Inc. in both enterprise and community editions.

About Couchbase
Couchbase is a leading provider of NoSQL database technology and the company behind the Couchbase open source project. Couchbase Server, the company's flagship product, is a NoSQL document-oriented database with production deployments at AOL, Cisco, Concur, LinkedIn, Orbitz, Salesforce.com, Shuffle Master, Zynga and hundreds of other household names worldwide. It is particularly well suited for web and mobile applications, providing easy scalability, consistent high performance, 24x365 availability, and a flexible data model for ease of development. Couchbase is headquartered in Silicon Valley, and is funded by Accel Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, and North Bridge Venture Partners. www.couchbase.com

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