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From Paul Carey <>
Subject Re: CouchDB for production
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:16:57 GMT
Not specific to CouchDB, but I think EC2 offers a good and quick way
of spec'ing your requirements. Set up a base instance running CouchDB
and on different instance(s) generate the load you expect. Add more
base instances and change their configuration as required. This should
help you develop your own metrics and give you a fair idea of what you
need from your own hosting environment


On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 8:52 AM, [mRg]<> wrote:
> Hi all,
> After showing how great a fit CouchDB is in the proof of concept stage, I
> have now been tasked with specing a production machine.
> Does anyone have recommendations/gotchas for CouchDB production environments
> ? As an idea of scale the site is expected to handle 8,000,000 hits per
> month (approx 250,000 per day) and while Couch isnt providing all of the
> site functionality it is supporting the tagging elements which is a major
> part of the site.
> We have a large SAN / VMWare-based virtualised infrastructure and (Please
> correct me if I'm wrong) I remember reading that disk-seek performance is
> probably more important than processor for a CouchDB environment so I am
> also looking at a good way to get some test metrics to see if a VM box will
> be up to scratch.
> Should running the test suite (from futon) give me a good idea of
> performance rates of a single machine if I can get one put together ?
> Any advice / answers anyone can give are appreciated.

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