One last important note, Sally: Jan didn't actually write that quote in the press release. I just made it up for now, since I thought he and others in the community would be editing it first, before sending the draft your way.

Soooooo... just know that the quote is subject to change from Jan. He needs a chance to approve it first!

Thanks. --Mike
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From: Mike Broberg/Cambridge/IBM
To: "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Andy Ellicott" <andy@cloudant.com>, Lynnette Nolan/Cambridge/IBM@IBMUS, marketing@couchdb.apache.org, press@apache.org, sk@apache.org
Date: 11/11/2014 04:25 PM
Subject: Re: Draft for review: Apache 2.0 beta press release




Oh, good. Thanks, Sally! I think I told the community the reverse (my bad), but that makes sense: You and the press team will take an initial pass, and will then send it back to the community for review.

Pardon my ignorance, but I'm not sure if the ASF issues its own news releases or what the process is there. We're fine either way, but of course we'd help set up the approved release for distribution via PRWeb if needed. Just wanted to mention that up front in case it matters.

Thanks! --Mike
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From: "Sally Khudairi" <sallykhudairi@yahoo.com>
To: Mike Broberg/Cambridge/IBM@IBMUS, marketing@couchdb.apache.org
Cc: sk@apache.org, Lynnette Nolan/Cambridge/IBM@IBMUS, "Andy Ellicott" <andy@cloudant.com>, press@apache.org
Date: 11/11/2014 04:18 PM
Subject: Re: Draft for review: Apache 2.0 beta press release




Thanks so much, Mike. Thank you, Lynnette!

I'll edit and forward the draft back to the community by Thursday, hopefully sooner.

I'm also copying the ASF Press team here to ensure everyone's in the loop.

Cheers,
Sally

[From the mobile; please excuse top-posting, spelling/spacing errors, and brevity]

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Cc: <sk@apache.org>, "Lynnette Nolan" <lnolan@us.ibm.com>, "Andy Ellicott" <andy@cloudant.com>
Subject: Draft for review: Apache 2.0 beta press release
Date: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 16:10

Hello, community-- After our google hangout with Jan, Alexander, and others on Monday, my colleague Lynnette and I drafted a press release for your review.

It's open to all for comments via
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1haCoxdPnkrY2MNxhlkg7V0xrK3jsL78eemvSFCBcLC4/edit?usp=sharing

If you would like edit access, please let me know. (I already granted edit access to Jan, Noah, and others who I suspect might be interested, but my apologies in advance if I left you off.)


The goal is to send a draft over to Sally Khudairi by Friday morning U.S. Eastern, so she has time to review before Jan, Joan, and others speak about the Apache 2.0 beta release at ApacheCon Europe on 17 November.


Thanks very much for your edits/comments! --Mike
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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1haCoxdPnkrY2MNxhlkg7V0xrK3jsL78eemvSFCBcLC4/edit?usp=sharing

DRAFT: NOT FOR RELEASE

DRAFT: FOR APACHE COUCHDB COMMUNITY REVIEW

Apache CouchDB™ Adds Database Clustering with 2.0 Beta Release of NoSQL Software 

Horizontal scalability improves data replication and sync at large scale for JSON document database




BUDAPEST — NOVEMBER 17, 2014 —
 The Apache CouchDB™ project today announced a beta release of CouchDB 2.0 at the ApacheCon Europe conference. The software release brings improved clustering technology to the open source NoSQL database. Now, CouchDB can more easily move data between different CouchDB instances and continuously synchronize changes to that data across CouchDB services running on commodity servers, within Web browsers, and directly on mobile devices.


CouchDB is an operational data store designed to ensure the flow of data between an application and its database remains uninterrupted and highly performant. The clustering improvements introduced in the beta version of CouchDB 2.0 extend the database’s performance properties around data durability and high availability, adding
Dynamo distributed system-design principles to CouchDB horizontal scaling technology.


“The beta release of CouchDB 2.0 delivers on our vision of making Apache CouchDB the standard database for data movement,” said Jan Lehnardt, vice president of Apache CouchDB at the Apache Software Foundation. “Data access is like any other utility. Applications must excel at keeping data flowing to and from users, across data centers, and between mobile devices and central repositories. The beta release is a milestone for the Apache CouchDB community, and it’s already raising more interest in the project.”


CouchDB 2.0 represents major contributions to the Apache project. All the clustering features of
BigCouch, an open source variant of CouchDB, have now been folded back into Apache CouchDB. The community has also completed development of a new Web dashboard called Fauxton, with streamlined admin tools, rich code editors, and a UI for managing database replication. The beta release of CouchDB 2.0 containing these features is available now at <link>. The community encourages feedback for incorporation into the generally available release, which is expected in early 2015.


At ApacheCon Europe, the CouchDB community also announced plans for upcoming new features. The first new feature is a declarative querying system, code for which currently resides in an open source repository. The community also announced its intention to evaluate soon-to-be-open-sourced code that would advance CouchDB indexing capabilities. These potential new features would add integrated full-text indexing for search based on
Apache Lucene™, extend CouchDB view indexing to clustered environments, and automatically compact indexes with improved logic.


“Apache”, “Apache CouchDB” , “Apache Lucene”, and “CouchDB” are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.




About Apache CouchDB™

CouchDB is a database that completely embraces the Web and works well with modern Web and mobile applications. Store database records as JSON documents. Access documents and query indexes via HTTP. Index, combine, and transform JSON documents with JavaScript. Distribute data efficiently using CouchDB’s incremental replication and synchronization technology. CouchDB supports master-master setups (a.k.a. “masterless replica architectures”) with automatic conflict detection. CouchDB works well with modern Web and mobile applications. It is
not a relational database. For more on CouchDB, join our mailing lists via http://couchdb.apache.org/, contribute code at https://github.com/apache/couchdb, or bring your questions to IRC in the #couchdb channel on freenode.

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