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CouchDB - The Open Source NoSQL Database

Aug 30, 2010, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Gilmore)

"CouchDB is a great example of forward-thinking technology that's worth a look even if you're not currently in need of a database solution. This article introduces you to CouchDB, showing you how to get started using this fascinating solution and even integrate it into your PHP website.

"In a recent Developer.com article I introduced MongoDB, a NoSQL database which is experiencing widespread adoption within enterprises such as github and The New York Times. If you're new to the technology, NoSQL is a generic term for a database which relies upon a key-value storage solution rather than a formally defined schema, with the goal of providing developers with increased flexibility, availability, and scalability not easily obtained with traditional relational databases.

"Although among the most popular, MongoDB is just one of many open source NoSQL solutions in widespread use today. Another popular solution is CouchDB, which like MongoDB is such a great example of forward-thinking technology that it's worth a look even if you're not currently in need of a database solution! In this article I'll introduce you to CouchDB, showing you how to get started using this fascinating solution and even integrate it into your PHP website."

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