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From "ara.t.howard" <>
Subject Re: uuid, auto-increment, et al.
Date Mon, 20 Oct 2008 07:53:35 GMT

On Oct 20, 2008, at 1:30 AM, Paul Carey wrote:

>> 3. Use couchdb in a single-writer multiple-reader scenario. If you  
>> only do
>> that for those activities that require uniqueness then you have  
>> consistency
>> issues to deal with because replication is asynchronous. One way to  
>> do that
>> is to switch a session to the writable server as soon as you need
>> uniqueness. The single writer becomes a bottleneck, but this is  
>> what I'm
>> doing because it matches my information architecture.
> Not necessarily something you'd ever want to do yourself, but the
> Facebook engineering blog describes their approach to this scenario
> (different problem, similar space).

great read.  thanks.

a @
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better. simply reflect on that.
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