Jelastic Makes Java Hosting Easy and More Powerful with Apache CouchDB

| News | December 21, 2011

Addition of fast growing, open source database CouchDB to Jelastic PaaS increases reliability and speed

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 / Jelastic, the next-generation Java hosting platform, today announced the addition of Apache CouchDB, one of the fastest and most reliable distributed databases available – giving customers more choice and control over how they store their data. CouchDB makes replication and scaling across multiple data centers easy and reliable.

Apache CouchDB is a NoSQL, document-oriented database that is growing in popularity due its replication strengths, reliability and speed. CouchDB provides a RESTful JSON API that can be accessed from any environment that allows HTTP requests. Its “B-Tree” approach to data storage means that querying the database is really fast, regardless of the amount of data stored. CouchDB offers a masterless, simple and efficient replication, allowing an application to be run across multiple Jelastic hosting providers, providing redundancy against downtime. CouchDB’s reliability is increased by the fact that database file can’t be corrupted.

Jelastic makes it easy to upload Java applications. Jelastic eliminates the need to make changes to code or programming language. Jelastic users are not locked in to any one way of doing things and are free to choose what stacks they want. The Jelastic platform makes it easy to run and scale Java applications.

“We are really excited about making CouchDB available as a software stack in Jelastic,” said Ruslan Synytsky, CEO, Jelastic. “CouchDB is reliable and offers database replication that is unmatched. Pairing CouchDB with Jelastic gives developers greater freedom and choice, while providing a cutting edge solution to Java application hosting.”

Jelastic supports any JVM-based application, including Java 6, Java 7, JRuby, Scala and Groovy. Currently, Jelastic offers support for following SQL databases: MariaDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL. It also supports the MongoDB and CouchDB NoSQL databases. Jelastic supports a number of application servers, including Tomcat 6, Tomcat 7, GlassFish and Jetty. Jelastic provides load balancing and caching through the integration of NGINX, and developer tools integration via Maven and Ant plug-ins.

Jelastic has been in beta since mid-2011 and has more than 5,000 registered developers and continues to receive positive feedback. This online tutorial shows how fast and easy it is to build and deploy a Java application in Jelastic.

To sign up for a free beta of Jelastic, or to learn more, go to

About Jelastic

Jelastic, Inc., a startup company based in Palo Alto, Calif., makes the Java server hosting platform for developers and hosting service providers. Jelastic is the only PaaS offering designed specifically for hosting service providers to deploy and make available to their customers. Jelastic automatically scales Java applications and allocates server resources required by applications, thus delivering the true next generation Java cloud computing. Learn more at


Judah Johns