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From Damien Katz <dam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Largest CouchDB dbs?
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2008 10:59:38 GMT

On Nov 3, 2008, at 4:38 AM, Jan Lehnardt wrote:

>
> On Nov 3, 2008, at 05:53, Jonathan Ginter wrote:
>
>> I have a similar issue.  I am interested in using CouchDB to host a  
>> 200+ GB database that will receive well over 200 million documents  
>> per day.  Moreover, the data must roll out - i.e., constant  
>> background purging - and also support UI queries.  And this is just  
>> a starting point to match the abilities of the relational database  
>> we are already running.  I will want the DB to scale up from there.
>>
>> If there is no hope of the CouchDB being able to handle all of that  
>> - regardless of how many machines we deploy - I would like to know  
>> that now before I look any further into this project.
>
>> Does anyone have a reasonable idea about whether CouchDB will be  
>> capable of such massive scalability or how many machines it would  
>> take to scale that large?
>
> This sounds like a scenario that CouchDB will ultimately be able to
> handle nicely. I don't think we can give out any guarantees about when
> an how this will be the case. Maintaining a 200+GB data set would  
> require
> quite some hand-wiring at the moment.
>
>
>> I would appreciate any feedback that anyone might have on this.
>
> I think Damien can chime in here :) Damien?
>

This is definitely well within what couchdb should be able to do once  
partitioning is in place. I'm not really working on this yet, but  
there are a lot of people and companies interested in seeing the  
partitioning work done. So maybe some progress will be made soon.

-Damien

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