CouchDB: The Definitive Guide (J. Chris Anderson, et al)

 
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CouchDB: The Definitive Guide (J. Chris Anderson, et al)

For the price of a decent lunch, this book teaches the principles of one of the most potent database engines ever developed. You will be able to create your own apps for CouchDB fast and easily after reading this book and working through the examples.

You will learn how to use this document-oriented database with high-volume, distributed applications or as an independent application framework from three of CouchDB's developers. CouchDB is perfect for online applications that handle massive volumes of loosely structured data because of its straightforward paradigm for data storage, processing, and access. That alone would push a relational database to its limits, but CouchDB provides an open-source option that is dependable, expands easily, and reacts swiftly.

CouchDB deals with disconnected or ad hoc data that is self-contained. Although it's a model that works well for many real-world items, such as contacts, bills, and receipts, you'll find that this database is capable of handling any type of data. This book will teach you how to use CouchDB's RESTful web interface and introduce you to its essential capabilities, including basic document CRUD (create, read, update, delete), sophisticated MapReduce, deployment tuning, and more.

  • Understand the basics of document-oriented storage and manipulation
  • Interact with CouchDB entirely through HTTP using its RESTful interface
  • Model data as self-contained JSON documents
  • Handle evolving data schemas naturally
  • Query and aggregate data in CouchDB using MapReduce views
  • Replicate data between nodes
  • Tune CouchDB for increased performance and reliability

Ebook Details

About the Authors
  • J. Chris Anderson is one of the co-founders of Grabb. it is an online firm based in Portland that offers Web-scale analytics for the music business. For Grabb. it and independently, he specializes in large-scale CouchDB deployment and web search.
  • Co-founder of Relaxed Technologies and an Apache CouchDB committer, Jan Lehnardt also founded the company. Jan focuses on making the life of developers easier while hacking on every component of the web technology stack.
  • The release manager and committer for Apache CouchDB are Noah Slater. To get CouchDB working in as many locations as possible, he collaborates with the community.
Published
Published Date / Year
1 edition (2010); eBook (Creative Commons Licensed)
License(s)
CC BY 3.0
Hardcover
272 pages
eBook Format
HTML
ISBN-10
0596155891
ISBN-13
978-0596155896

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