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Open Source CouchDB Heads to the Cloud

Mar 09, 2010, 22:36 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"SQL-based relational database management systems (RDBMS) are beginning to be challenged by a new movement of NoSQL databases. Among those NoSQL databases is the open source CouchDB, which provides an alternative to the relational datastores used by RDBMS vendors -- and which is banking on cloud-based deployment options to sweeten its appeal to users.

"CouchDB is an open source project run by the Apache Software Foundation but with some commercial backing from startup Cloudant, which provides cloud services for CouchDB. With the additional cloud deployment options, Cloudant is aiming to help accelerate CouchDB adoption and make the database even more scalable."

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