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Palm webOS and CouchDB or NoSQL is Not Only About Scale

Last week, in the CouchDB case studies, based on a single twit, I was mentioning a very interesting CouchDB use case related to the Palm webOS. Now the ☞ Palm Developer Center Blog is giving more details about an upcoming webOS native JSON storage named db8 which is designed to sync with CouchDB in the cloud:

db8: what if you had access to a fantastic performant native JSON store? That is where db8 comes in, our new open source JSON datastore that includes: - Native JSON storage with query mechanism - Built-in primitives for easy cloud syncing (Easily query changed / deleted data, Designed to sync with CouchDB in the cloud) - Fine-grained access control for apps - Mobile-optimized and fast (especially for updates) - Pluggable back-end

While many still associate the whole NoSQL space with scalability or big data, these scenarios — there is also this atypical Riak usecase — are proving that NoSQL is about the best tool for the job.

Update: In a ☞ recent article on ArsTechnica, Ryan Paul expresses his concerns related to using CouchDB for desktop configuration storage and synching:

CouchDB can’t seem to handle the load of Gwibber’s messages, leading to excessive CPU consumption and poor performance in certain cases. For example, the overhead of computing the views causes lag when the user switches streams after Gwibber refreshes. The cost of pulling the account configuration data out of the database can also sometimes cause a noticeable lag that lasts up to four or five seconds when opening Gwibber’s account manager.

I’d really love to hear from CouchDB experts some comments related to these concerns.

Update 2: Make sure you are reading the comment below that clarifies the above reported issues.