[erlang-questions] couchdb doesn't scale?

Masklinn <>
Thu Nov 24 23:13:19 CET 2011


On 2011-11-24, at 23:08 , Joel Reymont wrote:
> http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Canonical-dropping-CouchDB-from-Ubuntu-One-1382809.html
With the very specific and (according to them) unique constraints Canonical wanted
to use it under:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-desktop/2011-November/003474.html
> For the last three years we have worked with the company behind CouchDB to make it scale
> in the particular ways we need it to scale in our server environment. Our situation is
> rather unique, and we were unable to resolve some of the issues we came across. We were
> thus unable to make CouchDB scale up to the millions of users and databases we have in
> our datacentres, and furthermore we were unable to make it scale down to be a reasonable
> load on small client machines.

Sounds less like an indictment, and more like a "not the right tool for a universal job"


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