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From "Jonathan Ginter" <>
Subject RE: Largest CouchDB dbs?
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2008 04:53:08 GMT
I have a similar issue.  I am interested in using CouchDB to host a 200+ GB database that will
receive well over 200 million documents per day.  Moreover, the data must roll out - i.e.,
constant background purging - and also support UI queries.  And this is just a starting point
to match the abilities of the relational database we are already running.  I will want the
DB to scale up from there.

If there is no hope of the CouchDB being able to handle all of that - regardless of how many
machines we deploy - I would like to know that now before I look any further into this project.

Does anyone have a reasonable idea about whether CouchDB will be capable of such massive scalability
or how many machines it would take to scale that large?

I would appreciate any feedback that anyone might have on this.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Davis [] 
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2008 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: Largest CouchDB dbs?

Largets one I know of:

On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Ask Bjørn Hansen <> wrote:
> What are the largest known production DBs in CouchDB?
> I'm loading ~3M documents into a database that'll be probably around 10GB
> and then grow from there.  So not very much data, but inserting and updating
> views is much slower than I expected (or thought they were in tests on
> earlier versions, is that possible?)
>  - ask

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