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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Update of "Introduction" by RandallLeeds
Date Sun, 25 Dec 2011 23:47:56 GMT
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The "Introduction" page has been changed by RandallLeeds:
http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Introduction?action=diff&rev1=14&rev2=15

Comment:
Remove excess SQL comparison information

  <<TableOfContents()>>
  
  == Meet CouchDB ==
- CouchDB is often categorized as a “NoSQL” database, a term that became increasingly
popular in late 2009, and early 2010. While this term is a rather generic, and sometimes offensive,
characterization of a database, or data store, it does clearly define a break from traditional
SQL-based databases.  CouchDB makes a clean break from the SQL database world in many ways.
One of the primary differences  is  the lack of a schema,  or rigid pre-defined data structures
like tables.   Because the data stored in CouchDB is a JSON document(s), the structure of
the data, or document(s), can change dynamically. This feature greatly simplifies the maintenance
and development of the database, especially over time when the data and its use evolve. Additionally,
CouchDB doesn't rely on SQL JOINS to merge related data.  This is often confusing for some
users of traditional SQL databases, but is generally a non-issue once CouchDB users become
familiar its powerful Map/Reduce framework.
+ CouchDB is often categorized as a “NoSQL” database, a term that became increasingly
popular in late 2009, and early 2010. While this term is a rather generic, and sometimes offensive,
characterization of a database, or data store, it does clearly define a break from traditional
SQL-based databases. CouchDB makes a clean break from the SQL database world in many ways.
One of the primary differences is the lack of a schema, or rigid pre-defined data structures
such as tables. Data stored in CouchDB is a JSON document(s). The structure of the data, or
document(s), can change dynamically to accommodate evolving needs.
  
  One of CouchDB's most powerful features is its replication framework.  This replication
framework provides a comprehensive set of features:
  

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