Harry Fuecks writes about CouchDb:
Working out the last modification time (caching), replication / mirroring, administration and a whole host of other stuff gets much easier to manage, vs. a relational database where what constitutes a complete "document" may be spread across multiple tables. Of course the downside is stuff like searching, sorting and relations gets harder—enter CouchDb where (if I've understood right) you can "compile" tables from the contents of your raw documents using it's fabric formula language. Assuming the processing done to create the tables is reproducible, replicating databases across systems would then "only" be a matter of copying the raw documents.
Bullseye. Harry nails it.
Posted September 6, 2006 9:25 PM