Today we let our hosting users know that we are transferring our Apache CouchDB hosting service to a new company called Iris Couch. The hosting offering is still in beta but close to being generally available, so it was important that we make some decisions about our ability to build both the world’s best NoSQL software and build a great hosting service. In a small company it’s extremely important to focus on as few things as possible and do them really, really well.
The new release of GeoCouch improves the spatial index building time a lot (up to 10x). This comes from using a new bulk insertion algorithm. The spatial index (an R-tree) is implemented as an append-only data structure — just as CouchDB's B-trees are — which benefits from the nature of bulk insertions by allowing large blocks of the index to be appended at one time.
A new milestone has been reached: GeoCouch is now an extension for CouchDB that can be easily installed with your already running instance of CouchDB. Installing the GeoCouch extension is as easy as using the GeoCouch Git-based source with your existing CouchDB source base (>=1.0.2).
The user-data connection is driving NoSQL database-Hadoop pairing
AOL Advertising runs one of the largest online ad serving operations, serving billions of impressions each month to hundreds of millions of people. AOL faced three data management challenges in building their ad serving platform:
As with many developers, I love to tinker with new technologies. Much like Dustin, I'd long admired CouchDB for it's novel approach, the fact that it matches the way we think about data and its simplicity. It was hard to contain the excitement of bringing these things together.