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From Zachary Zolton <>
Subject Re: Multi-tenancy in Couch
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:59:47 GMT
Giving a database to each tenant is a fine way to silo data.

As to the number of databases, see this thread:


On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Aroj George <> wrote:
> Hi,
> What's the best way to implement multi-tenancy in couch?
> In the sql world you could choose to do either a tenant id key in every
> table or separate schemas for each tenant or even separate database
> instances...
> Similarly in couch i guess you can store each tenant's document in a
> separate database. This seems a very simple option.
> But then is there a max limit on the number of databases we can create in
> couch?
> The other option, not too hard either, is to have the tenant id as the first
> key in all the views and use the startkey to filter out the tenants.
> Will greatly appreciate if you can share your thoughts on which approach is
> ideal and will scale better.
> Or if there are more approaches that I have not thought off.
> Rgds,
> Aroj

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