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Cloudant about Couchbase Announcement

Alan Hoffman of Cloudant, the CouchDB hosting providers and creators of the BigCouch scalable CouchDB solution:

I do want to take issue with one thing said in the press release for Couchbase. They say: “Couchbase becomes the only document database capable of safely storing your data whether stored on a single server, or spread across hundreds.”

Some of our customers have billions of documents stored safely on dozens of nodes in datacenters around the world. It’s too soon to say what Couchbase will become, but if you need a safe, scalable, and easy-to-use document storage platform, our technology already provides that today

I think I’ve heard something similar before.

As a side note, I don’t know if it’s only me, but I always think that PR announcements (nb: I’m referring to Couchbase’s PR formulation) make more bad than good. I don’t have an issue with a company stating they want to create the best product that features X and Y and Z. As a possible client, I couldn’t care less if the product is the first, the last, or the only. I only care about those features that really make it useful to my problems.

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