EOL for couchdb and desktopcouch

John Rowland Lenton john.lenton at canonical.com
Wed Nov 23 14:35:13 UTC 2011

On Tue, 22 Nov 2011 15:44:11 +0000, Shane Fagan <shanepatrickfagan at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Im saying couchdb is fundamentally flawed by the fact that there are
> problems with how scalable it is. That warrants changing it because at
> the numbers that are needed to sustain much more people wouldn't work.
> And im pretty sure you didn't read all of that email they are making
> something similar to replace it here is the quote just for
> clarification.

That's not a fair thing to say. We (the Ubuntu One team, working with
the people from CouchIO/CouchBase/MemBase) couldn't get CouchDB to scale
the way we wanted it to work; millions of users, many oauth tokens and
several databases for each. It's not reasonable to say that it doesn't
scale at all, and that's not the case; there are plenty of people using
CouchDB to store billions of documents, and we don't want people saying
that Couch is "fundamentally flawed", because it isn't; it just wasn't
right for the Ubuntu One use-case. Please don't denigrate people and
projects unjustifiably; that helps no-one.
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