Stefan Edlich, Senior Lecturer at Beuth HS of Technology Berlin, Germany, reviews NoSQL, considering its evolution, financial impact, the standards or their lack of, the current landscape, books, the leaders and some newcomers, concluding that NoSQL is here to stay.
CouchDB, a NoSQL solution, is a document-oriented database and within each document fields are stored as key-value maps. CouchDB has some unique characteristics like advanced replication. This article covers getting started, unit testing, CRUD and query operations.
Omnipresent synchronisation will be easy with CouchDB not only hosted as server side database but also being embedded in mobile applications. Couchbase made the NOSQL Document Database available for the mobile platforms to enable developers to benefit from the replication and offline capabilities while using the convenient and uniform HTTP based protocol to interact with it locally or remotely.