Multi-cloud, high-performance DBaaS
Theorem designed and built a fully managed and autonomous high-performance database-as-a-service (DBaaS) across multi-cloud environments, for the leading NoSQL database provider, Couchbase.
We helped a traditionally on-site technology company successfully launch a remote workforce and new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering simultaneously.
Couchbase is an award-winning, distributed NoSQL cloud database. Built on open standards with a memory-first, high-performance design, Couchbase offers the robust capabilities required for business-critical applications on a highly scalable and available platform. When they needed to transform their business from the ground up, they called Theorem.
Couchbase planned to expand its offerings of server and mobile solutions by adding a fully managed cloud service. Their goal was to design and develop a new DBaaS (database-as-a-service) that leveraged Couchbase’s server and operator, letting customers easily deploy and manage Couchbase on cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.
Couchbase approached their preferred digital innovation partner, Theorem, for help. They originally planned for an on-site engineering team to support the new DBaaS program, but after experiencing Theorem’s Distributed Model firsthand, Couchbase ultimately opted to structure this new workforce as a remote team. No longer limited by geography, the ease of sourcing top talent to flesh out the project team was an immediate win that helped build momentum and support around the new remote model.
Couchbase faced both expected and unforeseen challenges while working on its DBaaS, including:
Theorem’s partnership with Couchbase not only ensured the success of their DBaaS program, but demonstrated to Couchbase leadership how it could be backed by a resilient, distributed team. Elements of this model adopted by Couchbase included:
Hiring and Training
A distributed workforce is only possible with the right team:
Making hiring recommendations
Co-developing training and onboarding materials for Couchbase’s remote team to work alongside Theorem’s core development squad (during DBaaS’ development)
The complexity of a team and software design requires innovative solutions:
Implementing agile sprint cadences, asynchronous reporting, daily stand-ups, and all-hands product reviews
Recommending collaborative tools, processes and ceremonies for remote teams
A core development team that builds the essential experience:
Prototyping the Alpha version of the DBaaS software
Expanding the UX design and creating WireFrames and initial UI mock-ups
Testing core dependencies
Training new team members
Developing towards Beta and GA releases
Couchbase’s new remote model, designed and implemented with Theorem’s help, proved successful — its new globally distributed team delivered a world-class product offering under extraordinary circumstances.
With the support of Theorem’s guidance and expertise, Couchbase achieved phenomenal results:
Theorem works with the world’s most innovative organizations, advising them on product strategy, engineering, design, and culture, then partnering with them to build and launch technology-driven solutions to their most complex problems.
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