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From Thad Guidry <>
Subject Re: "Personal" Couch DB.
Date Wed, 01 Jul 2009 21:41:40 GMT

Ok, so reading through your reponse twice, I was immediately struck with an
idea of MS OneNote for the cloud or Domino (of course).  Or would it be
Alfresco for the cloud ?

Is that something close to what your building ?   What would the users be
storing ?  Metadata, Document binary attachments ? Everything ?  Curious.

As far sharing pieces of data.... I do like Google's WAVE, even if it's an
early stage.


On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 2:56 PM, eric casteleijn <> wrote:

> wrote:
>> Eric,
>> I like the idea of OAuth incorporated down the line.
>> Also, It seems as if Brian and yourself are talking more in general about
>> a Multi-Tenancy environment within a single CouchDB or is it not as grand of
>> an idea yet ? ( "Are we there yet?" )
> I am not sure that multi-tenancy is exactly what we're aiming for, or even
> that couchdb itself neatly fits into that terminology, but I'll try to
> describe what we are thinking of doing with couchdb:
> Our use case is to have a single couchdb server per user, and (potentially)
> many databases for that user within each such server. They will be running
> on the end user's system.
> We intend to replicate all of this data between the cloud and all of a
> user's registered machines, but only as a means of backup, universal
> accessibility (i.e. from the user's work computer and potentially through
> the web.) and as a means of sharing pieces of data with other users of the
> service.
> If I understand multi-tenancy correctly, that would mean leasing out couch
> instances on our hardware, which is only half the story at best:
> I think it's important to stress that *all* the data that is in the cloud
> couch instance will be in the users desktop instance as well, and they are
> free to do what they want with it.
> In fact they will be able to use the same software to replicate between
> computers on their LAN if they do not choose to use our online service at
> all, or keep using it without any data loss when they decide to stop using
> it.
> --
> - eric casteleijn

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