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CouchDB Moves to the Cloud With Couchio

May 27, 2010, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"According to its motto, the underlying premise behind the open source CouchDB NoSQL database is about helping developers "relax" -- chiefly by providing them with a simple, powerful database alternative.

"To better help achieve that goal, Couchio, a commercial entity led by the founder of the Apache CouchDB project, is now launching a cloud hosting project to make it easier to ramp up CouchDB projects.

"The new Couchio hosting service is currently in beta, but it could hold the promise of helping to accelerate usage of CouchDB among developers, supporters said.

""Basically, we're trying to provide a super-low-friction way to enable people to get started with CouchDB hosting online," Damien Katz, creator of CouchDB, told InternetNews.com. "We're not focusing on large customers or high scalability. Primarily we're focusing on making it dead simple for people to have a CouchDB instance in the cloud."

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