A Comfortable Couch

Thursday, February 10, 2005

The New Couch

Like I've hinted recently, I'm changing the focus of Couch in a fairly big way. So I'm announcing that Couch is going from being a distributed filesystem to ...[drum roll]... a distributed object database. It will still be designed to run on lots of cheap pcs, so the Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware acronym still applies. Hot Damn! The database is going to be similar in concept to a Notes database in that it will be unstructured store with reporting capabilities, but this will need to scale to a much larger amount of data.

I'll get into why I'm switching directions soon.


Stan Rogers said...

Hmmm.... going from a sort-of-WinFS to a sort-of-NSF. I wonder if this has a higher meanng....

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