The open source NoSQL Apache CouchDB database is set to get a major performance boost thanks to commercial services vendor Couchbase.
Couchbase this week announced multiple performance contributions to CouchDB that will first appear in the Couchbase Single Server 2.0 distribution of CouchDB. Among the enhancements are disk write and indexing performance gains that offer the promise of a 3x boost.
“We added a feature to the core storage module of CouchDB to allow compression of the data we are storing on disk,” Couchbase co-founder Jan Lehnardt told InternetNews.com. “The feature allows the database to pick a compression algorithm or to disable the compression completely.”