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From Brian Candler <>
Subject Re: starting with couchdb, few general questions
Date Sat, 04 Jul 2009 17:11:14 GMT
On Fri, Jul 03, 2009 at 08:35:47AM -0500, Nathan Stott wrote:
> answers/opinions inline
> You'd have to benchmark your particular app to see if couchdb with a
> well-thought-out schema out-performed your RDBMS.   For some tasks I'm sure
> it would.  For others, perhaps not.  If you're inserting a ton of documents,
> couchdb with its bulk insert would almost certainly outperform the RDBMS
> from what I understand, though I do not have benchmarks to show this.

At the moment you'll probably find that bulk-inserting documents into
couchdb is very fast, but the time to index views is uncomfortably slow.
This means that your first view query after adding or updating a lot of data
could take minutes or even hours :-(

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