February 1, 2008

CouchDB — lazy database design taken to excess?

I’ve run into a research/alpha/whatever project called CouchDB a couple of times now. It’s yet another “Who needs relational databases? Who needs schemas?” kind of idea. Rather, CouchDB is for taking random documents and banging them into databases, then calculating views on the fly as needed. It’s REST-friendly. Lucene and a web server are built in.

Damien Katz seems to be the driving force behind CouchDB, and his discussion of document-oriented development seems to be a good starting point. Read more

← Previous Page

Feed: DBMS (database management system), DW (data warehousing), BI (business intelligence), and analytics technology Subscribe to the Monash Research feed via RSS or email:


Search our blogs and white papers

Monash Research blogs

User consulting

Building a short list? Refining your strategic plan? We can help.

Vendor advisory

We tell vendors what's happening -- and, more important, what they should do about it.

Monash Research highlights

Learn about white papers, webcasts, and blog highlights, by RSS or email.