In response to increasing volumes of data being sent over the wire, Couchbase Data Platform now provides data compression between the SDK and Couchbase Server.


Documents may already be stored compressed with Snappy. Now documents may be passed from client applications to the server in compressed form, saving around 40% in bandwidth, and also transmission time. These operations take place automatically, after HELLO negotiation with the server, and do not require any changes on the client side, beyond updating to a recent SDK version with compression support (see release notes).


The document must be below 20MB in size in both compressed and uncompressed form. Compression is only available in the Enterprise Edition of Couchbase Data Platform.

The .NET SDK does not support Snappy compression. The .NET SDK operates with compression mode set to OFF.