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From Chris Anderson <jch...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Map-reduce graph traversal in CouchDB?
Date Sat, 04 Jul 2009 15:45:14 GMT
On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 12:20 PM, David
Beckwith<thirdreplicator@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm deciding between CouchDB and Neo4j for a project.  What's really
> important to me is the speed of graph traversal and scalability.
>
> CouchDB wins in scalability I think, but probably Neo4j wins in graph
> traversal.

CouchDB's map reduce views aren't really suited for graph traversal,
but external indexers are a first class citizen. Take a look at the
CouchDB Lucene project to see how you can integrate any incremental
indexer:

http://github.com/rnewson/couchdb-lucene/tree/master

>
> http://highscalability.com/neo4j-graph-database-kicks-buttox
>
> How well does CouchDB with graph traversal.  And is there a way to map-
> reduce graph traversal?
>
> Thanks,
> David :)
>



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Chris Anderson
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