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From Suraj Kumar <>
Subject A million databases
Date Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:41:22 GMT
I constantly see "one DB per user" being proposed as a solution. But I'm
not entirely convinced whether this will truly work for a large scale

The reason people choose CouchDB is for high scale use where one could
potentially end up with a million users. Then, what good is a database  hat
only relies on the underlying filesystem to do the job of index keeping? If
there are a million "*.couch" files under var/lib/couchdb/, I'd expect the
performance to be very poor / unpredictable since it now depends on the
underlying file system's logic. How can this be partitioned?

What is the "right" way to handle million users with need for isolated
documents within each DB? How will replication solutions cope in
distributing these million databases? 2 million replicating connections
between two servers doesn't sound right.



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