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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: CouchDB presentation in Portland tonight
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2009 16:07:04 GMT
Cool, good luck! :)

If you need some fuel on the number thing:


On 1 Sep 2009, at 17:50, Jesse Hallett wrote:

> I will be giving a presentation on CouchDB tonight at the Portland  
> Ruby
> Brigade Meeting, which runs from 7-9pm at Robert Half Technology,  
> 222 SW
> Columbia St, Portland, OR <>.   
> If
> there are any folks on the list who are in Portland and are  
> interested, I
> would be thrilled to see you there.
> The focus of the talk will be on high-level Ruby interfaces to  
> CouchDB.  But
> there will be a lot of people at the meeting who don't know much about
> CouchDB or why they would want to use it.  So I will also give some
> background and explain what sort of things CouchDB is good at.
> At the last meeting there was another presentation comparing the
> performances of several new database systems with benchmarks.   
> CouchDB did
> very poorly in these benchmarks, compared to Tokyo Tyrant, MongoDB,  
> and the
> usual SQL implemenations, for every operation except for retrieving
> documents in bulk.  One of the challenges I will face will be  
> explaining
> that there are applications where CouchDB is the best choice despite  
> those
> numbers.

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