CouchDB meetup in Amsterdam

Tonight I went to the CouchDB meetup in Amsterdam (‘In De Wildeman’) to discuss the architecture I’m designing for upcoming VPRO projects (more on that in a following blogpost). We had a really nice discussion about mostly the ‘edges’ of what CouchDB can do. Impressive numbers, that’s for sure! Big sites/companies are showing interest (craigslist, yahoo, myspace, facebook, BBC).


Some interesting remarks/statements Jan Lehnardt and J. Chris Anderson made included:

  • They are running CouchDB instances with multiple millions of records without any problems, hardware is the limit
  • Writing speed doesn’t degrade to much when doing huge amounts of updates (they where talking about 1000 writes per second) as long as batches have clustered id’s (for instance sequential)
  • Next to JSON CouchDB can do content negotiation, the sky is the limit!
  • The team is working very hard on replication/sharding etc.
  • You don’t have to know any Erlang to use CouchDB
  • The mustache is the new beard!
    • Ow, and Kudos to @breun for organizing it!

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One Response to CouchDB meetup in Amsterdam

  1. peter says:

    testing 1-2-3

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