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From Wout Mertens <>
Subject Current CouchDB state?
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2009 13:38:06 GMT
Hi there,

I'm a big fan of CouchDB and I want to use it in production but I'm  
holding out for a somewhat stable release. In preparation however I  
would like to know where CouchDB stands in High Availability and/or  

I know that Erlang promises that you can run a single program across  
multiple CPUs and even systems at the same time, and you can upgrade  
the program while it is handling requests. I presume Erlang also  
handles the case where a system goes offline?

Furthermore, I know that the view server runs separately from the  
CouchDB process, and it can in principle split the map and reduce  
phases across many compute nodes.

Finally, I know that the replication works. Is there a "standard" way  
of using it with supporting programs?

So my question is: How much of this is already a reality? Is any  
testing being done for these scenarios? Is this on the roadmap for 1.0?



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