Julie Lerman in an article offering an overview of 3 document databases (CouchDB, MongoDB, RavenDB):
In my research, I’ve heard a MongoDB expert say that the product’s primary concern is performance. A CouchDB expert pointed to simplicity and reliability (“we want to be the Honda Accord of databases”). And Ayende Rahien, creator of RavenDB, said RavenDB aims for “fast writes, fast reads and world peace.” Each of these document databases has even more to offer than what these sound bites suggest.
Original title and link: What the Heck Are Document Databases? ( ©myNoSQL)