Open Source CouchDB Heads to the Cloud
Mar 09, 2010, 22:36 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."