Why CouchDB?

A session at Strange Loop 2011

Tuesday 20th September, 2011

10:30am to 11:20am (CST)

Data gets lonely. Much of our data is trapped in proprietary formats, restricted cloud silos, or remote locations that require an “always on” Internet connection. What happens if the power goes out? or Twitter is down? or, worse, your bank? We’ll take a look at how CouchDB solves these problems with it’s schema-less data store, “kill -9” compatible, append-only database format, REST API, and HTTP-based replication.

CouchDB doesn’t stop there. We’ll also survey the surrounding ecosystem including plugins like the R-tree, spatial/geographical index, GeoCouch, check out some options for “scaling out” CouchDB, and look at “scaling down” with Mobile Couchbase for Android and iOS.

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Benjamin Young

inventor & evangelist - I :heart: hypothes.is, @couchdb, open source, open communities. I organize @RESTFest & @OpenUpstate.

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Time 10:30am11:20am CST

Date Tue 20th September 2011


Grand Ballroom, Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

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