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Subject [Couchdb Wiki] Trivial Update of "Introduction" by RandallLeeds
Date Sun, 25 Dec 2011 23:51:10 GMT
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The "Introduction" page has been changed by RandallLeeds:
http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Introduction?action=diff&rev1=16&rev2=17

Comment:
Even more less SQL stuff. Yes. More less.

  
  = Introduction =
  == 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
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.
+ 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 characterization
of a database, or data store, it does clearly define a break from traditional SQL-based databases.
A CouchDB database lacks 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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