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CouchDB Replication Protocol and Git

Interesting parallel between CouchDB replication protocol and Git on this StackOverflow answer:

  • Like Git, records have a linked-list revision history
  • In addition to application data every record stores the evolutionary timeline of all previous revision IDs leading up to itself
  • Git isn’t really a linear list. It has forks, when one parent has multiple children. CouchDB has that too.
  • Git also has merges, when multiple children have one parent. CouchDB sort of has that too.

This is not the first time Git comes up when discussing NoSQL databases. Here’s a comparison of Git and Riak.

Original title and link: CouchDB Replication Protocol and Git (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)