Scaling CouchDB

A practical guide to web developers who need to scale their CouchDB database instances. The basic concepts behind CouchDB’s scalability (i.e. its distributed shared nothing architecture) will be covered as well as:

  • Replicating using both Futon and CouchDB’s RESTful API
  • Continuous replication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Load balancing
  • Clustering with CouchDB Lounge

About the Author
Bradley Holt is a web developer and entrepreneur. He has ten years of experience with PHP and MySQL and started using CouchDB soon before version 1.0 was released. He is the co-founder of Found Line, a creative services firm located in Burlington, Vermont. He has been the primary organizer of his local PHP users group since its inception in 2007.

He is a Board Member at Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM), a non-profit community media and technology center. He is a minor contributor of source code and bug reports to Zend Framework and an active member of the PHP community. He blogs at and can be found on Twitter as @BradleyHolt [

Book Details

  • Paperback: 70 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (March, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449303439
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449303433
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