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From Tim McNamara <paperl...@timmcnamara.co.nz>
Subject Re: Post-mortem
Date Sat, 12 May 2012 09:14:01 GMT
One other good thing that might be worth mentioning is that it sounds like
the migration path away from couch was pretty easy.

On 11 May 2012 12:28, Jason Smith <jhs@iriscouch.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the tip, Noah.
>
> In addition to solving its technical and community deficiencies, we
> all be banging on non-stop about why CouchDB is good for you:
>
> * Zero data loss (I can't believe it merits saying, but hey, there we are)
> * They built a successful product, because CouchDB cuts with the grain
> of the web
> * They built a successful business, similarly
> * Simple, transparent, confidence-instilling backups
> * It was a lot of fun
>
> ## The Story of CouchDB
>
> People don't acknowledge enough how great SQL is for a maturing
> company. Setting "product" aside, relational databases help build
> businesses. CouchDB is not a "NoSQL" database, it is a
> "domain-specific database." NoSQL could mean anything. When I have sex
> there is no SQL. It's NoSQL! (Sometimes, there is no transaction
> either.)
>
> The point is, bosses tend to ask relational questions. How many new
> signups from last month are on the west coast and referred a friend?
> How many leads converted to sales? Where is our product demanded most?
> On a domain-specific DBs, the answer is a programming project. On
> MySQL, it's a query. (I'm simplifying, but you all get it.)
>
> Couch should not claim to solve or even address those problems. The
> story should be, "get your product done fast, and right. Ship it
> today, and be poised to solve tomorrow's problems tomorrow."
>
> (Note, I ignore Couch's problems in this message, not to downplay
> them, but rather to keep focus.)
>
> On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 12:53 AM, Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org>
wrote:
>> Guys,
>>
>> What can we learn from this:
>>
>> http://saucelabs.com/blog/index.php/2012/05/goodbye-couchdb/
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> N
>
>
>
> --
> Iris Couch

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