Apache CouchDB, commonly referred to as CouchDB, is an open source database that focuses on ease of use and on being "a database that completely embraces the web". It is a NoSQL database that uses JSON to store data, JavaScript as its query language using MapReduce and HTTP for an API. One of its ...

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CouchDB vs MongoDB [closed]

Evaluating document-oriented storage, what are the pros and cons of CouchDB vs MongoDB?
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What does horizontal scaling mean?

In database context, I have come across horizontal scalability as one of the advantages of the NOSQL databases. What does the term mean? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CouchDB ...
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How do databases store index key values (on-disk) for variable length fields?

Context This question pertains to the low-level implementation details of indexes in both SQL and NoSQL database systems. Actual structure of the index (B+ tree, hash, SSTable, etc.) is irrelevant as ...
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How to handle “reference tables” in CouchDB?

What's the best way to handle "reference tables", tables that contain static data, for example a list with various kinds of ingredients for food? Multiple documents, one for each ingredient One ...
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NoSQL, CouchDB vs. CouchBase, What should i do?

I started to encounter some issues on my production site, when having a web page that needs to load a very big ResultSet (currently coming from relational database, MySQL) it takes forever, and ...
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SQLite or CouchDB for Locational Data Mining Project?

I am currently designing a Data Mining Project where I am going to harvest rather large volumes of Twitter data in order to analyse locational data (geocoded tweets) and do some machine learning with ...
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Does document “depth” affect CouchDB performance?

I have a project where it is very tempting to use a deeply nested collection of data. But how does that affect performance? Are there any reasons why I should avoid doing this? I'm talking about lists ...
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Document Design and Document IDs

I was wondering about specifying id's in CouchDB. For example: House - Rooms -- Kitchen -- Living room -- ... - Windows - Doors There are some documents, like "House", where there is and will only ...
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CouchDB - painfully slow replication

we intend so replicate a database around 500GB in size from one host to another and use a loadbalancer splitting up the requests. On small test databases that worked great, yet repliating the main ...
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CouchDB views and references

Not sure if/how it is intended to be done but i am trying to match up all the active document in my database with the author of it: function(doc) { if (doc.data.active && doc.data.active ...
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Can a Couchbase application work with no network connection (like CouchDB)?

I'm building an application where users running android tablets will have to be able to write to a database (running on their local device) with NO network connection and sync using peer-to-peer ...
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Select cleaned Adress Data in an Database

I have 80.000.000 Entries about Persons. They are built up like: Max;Mustermann;Examplestreet;50;9900;City 88000 is one ZIP Code, 8800 Zip Codes exist. I want to find out the entry based on ...