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SaaS Startups Should Check Out CouchDB First

Oct 26, 2010, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Krishnan Subramanian)

[ Thanks to Krish for this link. ]

"Ever since Oracle acquired MySQL, there is a lingering question in the minds of SaaS companies that had relied heavily on MySQL and the analysts who follow the space closely. It is about the impact of this acquisition on the SaaS providers. While thinking about the impact of any adverse move by Oracle on SaaS vendors, I had a chance to listen to a podcast called The Cloud Computing Show by Gary Orenstein. One of the episodes had a discussion between Gary and Damien Katz, co-founder of CouchDB. It piqued my interest on CouchDB and brought them under my radar. Fortunately, I had a chance to talk to Damien and asked him about some of the questions I had in my mind. I am now entirely convinced that CouchDB offers a good alternative to many SaaS vendors, especially to those who offer Office Suites, Wikis or similar document based applications and are worried about the state of MySQL. In this post, I will discuss why I think it is a good alternative."

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