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From ermouth <>
Subject Re: Maximum number of databases?
Date Sun, 09 Feb 2020 20:47:15 GMT
In terms of file system, a DB inside Couch is, basically, several files.
Number of files depends on number of the DB shards stored at particular
node, and also depends on the number of design documents with indices for
the DB.

Opening a file is costly for OS – so having a lot of sharded DBs is bad in
terms of opening/closing a lot of files.

Concurrent writing into many files is generally bad practice for spindle
devices, it may be also not so optimal for some SSDs. Also, since CouchDB
uses ‘append only’ strategy inserting/updating data, having consistent
inbound feed multiplexed into several DBs may cause excessive storage

So – do test.

Also please read this at SO:


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