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From Jason Smith <>
Subject Re: Size of couchdb documents
Date Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:17:16 GMT
On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Daniel Gonzalez <> wrote:
> I understand the overheads that you are referring to, but it still schocks
> me that Couchdb needs 8 times as much space to store the data.

Indeed. It is shocking.

CouchDB stores two indexes: the ID index (documents sorted by _id) and
the sequence index (documents sorted by when they were changed, for

Understanding of the overheads that I mention, how many total bytes
would you say is reasonable for a 319-byte object?

Iris Couch

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