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From "Maarten Ectors (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (COUCHDB-2060) Take over ownership of the CouchDB Juju Charm
Date Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:38:19 GMT
Maarten Ectors created COUCHDB-2060:

             Summary: Take over ownership of the CouchDB Juju Charm
                 Key: COUCHDB-2060
             Project: CouchDB
          Issue Type: New Feature
      Security Level: public (Regular issues)
            Reporter: Maarten Ectors

Juju ( is the default solution from Ubuntu to instantly deploy, integrate
and scale software on any public cloud, private cloud or server. The magic behind Juju is
called a charm. A charm can be written in any language. There are charms made in/with bash,
python, java, chef, puppet, ansible, docker, etc. 

To give you a 1 minute demo just go to:
and drag-and-drop "demo: instant" from left to right and you will see all major Big Data and
NoSQL solutions instantly deployed and integrated. Just click on Cassandra or Hadoop Slaves
and change from 10 units to 100 units to scale to a 100 node Cassandra or Hadoop cluster.
This demo is not having a cloud doing the actual deployment but you would be able to do the
exact same on AWS, HP Cloud, Azure, private OpenStack, bare-metal servers with
and even on a local Ubuntu machine [provided it had a lot of memory and CPU]. Make any changes
and see how you can instantly export a bundle and import it into another environment. For
more info see

Juju's strength is instant integration and scaling. Especially for CouchDB this would greatly
help users see its immediate strengths in minutes. We already have a CouchDB charm but it
is lacking relationships to make it super useful to people. Having relationships to existing
frameworks like Tomcat, Rails, PHP/Lamp, Node.JS, etc. would make it instantly possible to
interact with CouchDB. Also in configuration, tuning and scaling improvements are likely needed.
At Ubuntu we are happy to transfer ownership of the CouchDB charm to the Apache Foundation.

PS Jean-Baptiste Onofre already is writing a Karaf charm so he can give some good guidance.
Additionally at Ubuntu we are happy to give a free remote training on how to write charms.

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