Hope to see you this Wednesday night (July 21) for the Learn about CouchDB
meetup. This is more of an advanced topic, and is for anyone that has database experience, and wants to explore other options.
CouchDB is most similar to other document stores like MongoDB and Lotus Notes. It is not a relational database management system. Instead of storing data in rows and columns, the database manages a collection of JSON documents. The documents in a collection need not share a schema, but retain query abilities via views. Views are defined with aggregate functions and filters are computed in parallel, much like MapReduce.
If you want to learn more about CouchDB look here
To learn more about NoSQL look here
See you this Wednesday at 7pm at Microsoft NERD center.
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