May 25, 2010

High Performance CouchDB

At Couchio we are working with a company that makes high performance database appliances. These are complete system stacks where all the components, software and interconnects are carefully chosen, modified and optimized. They can deliver performance and scalability that's often an order of magnitude better than what can be accomplished by assembling your own systems with commodity components, and reducing overall hardware and admin costs.

So if you are a user of Apache CouchDB and are interested in high performance CouchDB servers, we'd love to talk with you to help us shape our plans and offerings, and potentially join an early adopters program. Email me at


May 20, 2010

I'm in your phone

CouchDB on Motorola Droid

And on Nokia n900


CouchDB Rap

I Use Couch DB.

Premiered today on The H. Nice.


Migrate Notes data to CouchDB: Smart Notes 2 Couch

can migrate your Lotus Domino data to CouchDB data. It's free and it's open source.


May 6, 2010

CouchDB Case Studies

We've just put up our new CouchDB case studies page. So far we have the BBC, Assay Depot and Interactive Mediums, and more in the works. And if you are interested in being profiled for a case study, see this post.


May 5, 2010

Announcing New Erlang Native GeoCouch

GeoCouch: The Future is Now

An idea has become reality. Exactly two years after the blog post with the initial vision, a new version of GeoCouch is finished. It's a huge step forward. The first time the dependencies were narrowed down to CouchDB itself. No Python, no SpatiaLite any longer, it's pure Erlang. GeoCouch is tightly integrated with CouchDB, so you'll get all the nice features you love about CouchDB.

Awesome work Volker!


Google Denies Our Commercial

Recently Chris and Claire produced a commercial for Couchio and CouchDB.

We tried to run it on real TV via Google AdWords, but they denied it:

Hello Claire,

Thank you for your email. I have reviewed your account and found that the ad was rejected for the following reasons:

* Your ad clearly and accurately describes your business, product, or service.

* Rich Media and TV ads: your ad clearly identifies the sponsor of the ad.

* Online Audio and TV ads: Your ad does not include a 'shout-out' that is not commercial in nature.

Please note that the audio quality is not clear enough to explain the business information. This is the reason why your ad was disapproved. I suggest you improve the audio quality and resubmit your ad.

Please follow these technical Specifications and Instructions in future:

Once you edit your ad to comply with our policies, your ad is automatically resubmitted back to us for review. We appreciate your effort in editing your ad.


Google AdWords

I think it's that they just can't handle our awesomeness, but they claim it's something about the audio. I'm thinking we'll resubmit with the lyrics scrolling at the same time, so there is no confusion what's being sung.