NoSQL database provider Couchbase is entering China. The Chinese version of Couchbase website is live now. Couchbase Lite, Couchbase Sync Gateway and Couchbase Cloud are already available for Chinese developers.

The company will set up a branch office in China and hire native Chinese to run it, Bob Wiederhold, CEO of Couchbase, told us, instead of hiring local distributors — the way the company conducts business in other Asian countries such as India, Japan and Korea.

Chinese developers will enjoy lower prices for Couchbase premium services, according to Wiederhold.

Chinese Internet companies including big names like Tencent and Sina have adopted Couchbase. That’s one of the reasons the company decided to enter the most populous market, especially taking advantage of the mobile app development trend.

The Mountain View, California-based company raised $25 million in Series D to fuel international expansion.

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at

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