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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [user] Re: The Blog
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2009 15:50:29 GMT

On 9 Feb 2009, at 16:18, Wout Mertens wrote:

> On Feb 9, 2009, at 3:57 PM, Noah Slater wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 09:51:18AM -0500, Adam Petty wrote:
>>> Could this thread be added to the wiki - with only minor editing  
>>> for length
>>> - maybe as "a RDBMS vs couch 'Discussion' ?"  or something  
>>> similar?"...
>>
>> We've learnt from the book that such comparisons tend to be harmful.
>>
>> They lead people into thinking that there is a direct meaningful  
>> comparison.
>>
>> Fundamentally, CouchDB and RDMS solve different problems.
>
> I dunno, I think it would be interesting to compare the main  
> benefits of each so that you know what the strong points of each are.

Quoting myself from a few mails ago:

> CouchDB solves the[sic] similar problems as an RDBMS, but starting
> from a different angle (distributed operation instead of single-node
> operation, CAP, yadda yadda).

The differences as a consequence of different CAP-feature priorization
would be interesting, but then, I had hoped that the "Eventual  
Consistency"*
chapter had done that.

* http://books.couchdb.org/relax/eventual-consistency

Cheers
Jan
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