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From Jens Alfke <>
Subject Re: Bench marking a simple 10k write
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:46:46 GMT
{Getting off-topic, but as long as people are already talking about non-CouchDB databases…}

If you’re kicking the tires of NoSQL databases with performance in mind, you really should
be looking at Couchbase Server, whose calling card is insane speed and scalability. For example,
Amadeus (the world's largest processor of airline reservations) is using it to serve "over
20 terabytes of data. Peak traffic is two million reads of objects per second, and 400K writes
per second”. [1] LinkedIn achieves "400K ops/second with their four-node cluster, and loads
16 million entries into Couchbase every 5 minutes.”[2]

(In case there’s confusion: Couchbase’s map/reduce view engine is derived from CouchDB,
but its JSON document storage and general API are entirely different, being descended from
memcached. There is a Sync Gateway add-on, currently in beta, that offers a CouchDB-compatible


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