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CouchDB Tutorial: Starting to relax with CouchDB

Liam Green-Hughes concluding after briefly presenting the basic features in CouchDB:

It seems so far that the non-relational approach isn’t necessarily “better” than traditional relational databases, but that they are different tools that will perform well in different circumstances. It shows a lot of potential, the use of JavaScript as a query language could prove to be much more flexible that something like SQL stored procedures and the flexibility offered by the schema-less way data is stored could be useful for organisations going through great change and needing their systems to be flexible. It does seem that a bit of standardisation of the data is needed though (e.g. such as adding a “type” field in the example above) in order to get the most out of the query engine.

Summarized:

Only for these conclusions and I’m tempted to include the link on the NoSQL guides page.

Original title and link: CouchDB Tutorial: Starting to relax with CouchDB (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)

via: http://www.greenhughes.com/content/starting-relax-couchdb