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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: What is CouchDB? (was: Re: [user] CouchDB and clustering)
Date Fri, 27 Feb 2009 10:17:48 GMT

On 27 Feb 2009, at 11:08, Wout Mertens wrote:

> Resending with a different subject because I think this is the best  
> summary of CouchDB I've seen so far. +1 Internets to David.

I'd only object on the read-mostly. Write-mostly works pretty well, too.
But yeah, maybe we should steal some of that for


> Wout.
> On Feb 26, 2009, at 6:48 PM, David Van Couvering wrote:
>> The reason I ask is, it appears the advantages of CouchDB *right  
>> now* is
>> about a highly robust, flexible and high throughput read-mostly data
>> store.   The other advantage is that the API is easy, approachable,  
>> and
>> web-ready, unlike many stores out there.  I love the pre-compiled  
>> views that
>> allow you to have highly efficient slice-and-dice views into your
>> documents.  I also think it's an excellent base for a peer-to-peer
>> replicated data store, allowing people to collaborate over the  
>> Internet
>> without requiring a centralized server (although I am concerned  
>> about how
>> easy it is for a Mere Mortal to install a CouchDB-based app on their
>> computer).

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