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From Mark Hahn <>
Subject Re: Question on what is CouchDB's strength
Date Mon, 12 Dec 2011 02:04:27 GMT
Its greatest strengths are reliability and replication.  It is reliable
because you can't corrupt the db file.  It's replication is masterless,
simple, and efficient.  Other nosql dbs have been improving in these areas
but they still lag behind.

On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 5:41 PM, jack chrispoo <>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am new to CouchDB. I and my friends have been evaluating several
> datastores including Cassandra, HBase, MongoDB, CouchDB in terms of update,
> read, insert, scan throughput and latency. In our tests CouchDB performs
> worst in all tests. I once read about some saying that because CouchDB is
> written in Erlang, throughput and lantency is not CouchDB's strength. So
> can someone tell me some advantages of CouchDB compared to other
> datastores? I did look into views, but it seems that other datastores have
> similar funtionalities - MongoDB can also execute javascript to generate
> result, HBase has filter. So what exactly is CouchDB's strength?
> I'll be grateful to any comments, Thanks,
> jack

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