Viber scegli Couchbase al posto di Redis e MongoDB

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Viber scegli Couchbase al posto di Redis e MongoDB

On maggio 30, 2014, Posted by , In Couchbase News, With No Comments

The evolution of scalable NoSQL at Viber

The story of Viber’s NoSQL expedition that took them from MongoDB to Couchbase Server, told in this sponsored post by Couchbase:

As one of the fastest growing VoIP services in the world, the challenge at Viber has been to build and maintain a scalable architecture that is capable of sustaining exponential growth. The first-generation architecture was built on top of a custom, in-memory database. However, within months, the database could no longer keep up with the growth the company was experiencing.

Viber DB architecture – 1st generation


The second-generation architecture was built on top of MongoDB shards. Next, Redis was added as a cache on top of the MongoDB shards to increase throughput. Still, MongoDB was unable to meet the high throughput requirements. Finally, a second Redis cluster was added independent of the MongoDB shards. The second-generation architecture was compromised of 150 MongoDB nodes and over 100 Redis nodes.

Viber DB architecture – 2nd generation

The third-generation architecture had to support 100,000+ operations per second in the short term and 1,000,000+ operations per second in the long term. Viber chose to build their third-generation architecture on top of Couchbase Server. The third-generation architecture is compromised of 100 to 120 Couchbase Server nodes.

Viber DB architecture – 3rd generation


Viber has been able to reduce the number of database nodes required while increasing the throughput with their third-generation architecture. For example, one of their Couchbase clusters (a ten node cluster) handles 100,000 to 200,000 operations per second with over 4.5 terabytes of data.


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