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From Zachary Zolton <>
Subject Pig, et al?
Date Mon, 02 Mar 2009 18:32:30 GMT
Hey all,

Has anyone looked into how a high-level data-processing language could
integrate with CouchDB?

I've been reading a bit about (fellow Apache project) Pig, which
implements features analogous to CouchDB views and combinative
operations over views. I'm guessing it's not a perfect fit —otherwise
I wager I'd have heard some mention of it on this mailing list.

Lack of mention aside, the author seems to indicate that their
language/toolkit isn't a good fit for scenarios such as "real-time
data serving requirements", which I took to mean most web apps.

This leaves me with these questions:

  Can we do anything higher-level than one-off scripting of JavaScript views?

  Would higher-level operations be better implemented as a client library DSL?

Sorry for rambling here, but I'd just like to spark some interest —and
volunteer to do some research, given some direction from the Couch Dev



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