[erlang-questions] couchdb doesn't scale?

Tristan Sloughter tristan.sloughter@REDACTED
Thu Nov 24 23:17:04 CET 2011

But he doesn't give enough technical details there. I'd be interested to
know what the unique contraints were. They were using it for sync between
all different platforms, desktop, netbook, mobile to their backend cloud.
This seems exactly like part of what Couchbase pushes CouchDB as being the
tool for.

And besides my curiosity it would be good for them to release more details
on the constraints so anyone building something that they realize has
similar contraints doesn't have to learn on their own to find a different


On Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 4:13 PM, Masklinn <masklinn@REDACTED> wrote:

> 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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