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We are very excited to bring you a new commercial product release for the Ortus Family: Couchbase Railo Extension The Couchbase Railo Extension allows you to natively connect to a Couchbase NoSQL Server cluster and leverage it for distributed caching, session/client storage and distribution, cluster RAM file systems, and much more. It can allow your Railo servers to scale and extend easily by leveraging Couchbase NoSQL Server as the platform of choice for session/cluster managements, caching and virtual file-systems.
We have been working with Couchbase NoSQL Server for a while now it has been a true pleasure to not only build scalable farms with it, but also it is incredibly responsive when it comes down to NoSQL and caching transactions.
Here are some of the major features of our Couchbase Extension:
- Add Couchbase functionality to any Railo application
- Install at the web context level or the server level (Available to all contexts)
- Create Cache connections in the Railo administrator to connect to any network-accessable Couchbase cluster
- Set and get objects from Couchbase via standard CFML functions and tags
cachePut(), cacheGet(), <cfcache action="get|put">
- Fully supports all built-in Railo cache functions including wildcard filters
- Seamlessly distribute storage of the following to any bucket in a Couchbase cluster
- Railo session storage
- Railo client storage
- Railo RAM resouce
- Seamlessly cache the following to any timeout-sensitive bucket in a Couchbase cluster
- Results of database queries
- Results of deterministic functions
- Complex or simple objects in your application's code
- Cached templates
- Results of database queries
- Registers new CFML Built-In Functions (BIFs) for executing user-defined queries against Couchbase views.
- Extremely lightweight and fast
We are very excited to spring forth a new open source product for the Ortus Family: CFCouchbase SDK. The CFCouchbase SDK is a CFML library for interacting with Couchbase NoSQL Server. It can be used by any CFML application or CFML framework to provide them with NoSQL, distributed caching, dynamic queries and many more capabilities.
We have been working with Couchbase NoSQL Server for a while now it has been a true pleasure to not only build scalable farms with it, but also it is incredibly responsive when it comes down to NoSQL and caching transactions. We have extended their Java SDK and wrapped it in some dynamic CFML goodness. We not only expose all of the capabilities of the Java SDK, but we also provide automatic CFML to Java serialization and deserializations, Querying DSL, and also a way to automatically serialize and deserialize ColdFusion Components CFCs.
We are very excited to announce a brand new webinar coming up on November 19th at 9am PST which will dive into exactly what Couchbase Server is and how to leverage it in any CFML application. We have partnered with the great guys at Couchbase to put on this FREE official Couchbase webinar and will be co-presenting with
We are very excited to partner up with the great folks at Couchbase to bring you an awesome webinar on November 19th, 2013. Myself, Brad and Tug will be presenting on the amazing features of the Couchbase NoSQL server and how it can be leveraged for scalability with CFML applications. Here is a synopsis of the webinar:
Scaling ColdFusion (CFML) Applications with Couchbas...
We are very excited to announce our second online course available for both ColdBox and ContenBox Modular CMS thanks to our annual conference CBDW2013: http://www.udemy.com/coldbox-platform-developer-week-2013/.
So far in this series, we’ve introduced you to Couchbase Server and showed you how to set up a cache cluster. Then we covered using that cluster as an ORM Secondary Cache as well as connecting to it through our open source CacheBox Provider. Today, we’re going to show how to get the deepest integration yet for those of you running Railo’s Open Source CFML server via our upcoming Ortus Railo Couchbase Extension. Our extension will allow you to leverage Couchbase directly from Railo as a caching engine, but also as a storage container for session or even client scope variables. The extension also introduces several native ColdFusion functions that will allow you to interact with Couchbase directly from CFML code for your NoSQL or Caching needs. So let's get to it and start off by introducing our extension.
CFML has a set of cache-related functions that allow you to set and retrieve objects from an application cache. Adobe ColdFusion uses EHCache, an in-process Java caching solution. Railo, the open source CFML engine, also can use EHCache, but they went a step further and introduced a pluggable cache architecture that allows you to write a Java adapter class that will connect to any underlying caching engine; much how CacheBox works but right into the engine.
Railo also allows these caches to be used for session or client storage as an added bonus. This is extremely handy if you have a farm of load balanced web servers and you want to use session storage without using session replication or enabling sticky sessions on your load balancer. By configuring your session storage to use an out-of-process distributed cache you are allowing your site to scale out easily since the application servers won't be taxed with storing session data for all your users in their in-process heap. It will also allow for your session information to survive server restarts and provide a much better user experience for your application. Lastly, it can allow your load balancers to run round-robin algorithms instead of the typical sticky session approach. This will bring a much more stable cluster farm where load can be distributed evenly and without user segregation.
Couchbase is not only an amazing caching solution but also a NoSQL database, as we have seen throughout our series. Having the capabilities to interact with it easily via CFML was our next step of introducing several native CFML functions thanks to Railo's extension architecture. This is where we come in. We here at Ortus Solutions have developed a commercial extension for Railo Server that adds Couchbase support for the native cache functions, as well as query/template/function caches, session/client storage and native CFML functions for NoSQL integration. This extension is built on top of the Couchbase Java SDK and truly gives you low-level access to the power of Couchbase Server.