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From Wout Mertens <>
Subject What is CouchDB? (was: Re: [user] CouchDB and clustering)
Date Fri, 27 Feb 2009 10:08:37 GMT
Resending with a different subject because I think this is the best  
summary of CouchDB I've seen so far. +1 Internets to David.


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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