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CouchDB 1.2.0 Busts Out

Sunday, 8 Apr 2012 Tags: couchdb

In other news today, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Apache CouchDB 1.2.0. An unnamed source repo points the finger at a steady supply of dangerous performance-enhancing patches, including Google Snappy, a high-speed compression engine applied at the document level, and the infamous YAJL streaming JSON parser, optimised for performance even in low memory situations.

A closer examination of the source confirms that these patches were applied in native form using Erlang NIFs, and as a result, users are warned to expect dizzying increases in overall throughput with now-native JSON parser. Subsequent usage of compaction of views and databases will result in permanent weight loss. This change requires an upgraded on-disk format.

CouchDB 1.2.0 is full of other improvements including a tunable replication engine, providing both improved throughput and also tweaks for specific use cases.

Due to changes in CouchDB’s security model, detectives have been unable to retrieve hash user passwords. Further investigation is highly recommended, and you can read more at our official blog.

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