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31 January 2012, 15:59

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BigCouch, the highly available, fault-tolerant, clustered version of Apache's CouchDB NoSQL JSON document database, has been updated to version 0.4. BigCouch appears to users as if it were a single instance of CouchDB, when, behind the scenes, it is actually an elastic cluster of nodes working to store, index and retrieve views of the data. BigCouch is developed and maintained by Cloudant and released under an Apache 2.0 licence. Cloudant have also restated their intent to donate and integrate the core functionality of BigCouch into the Apache CouchDB project.

Version 0.4 brings BigCouch up to date, in API terms, with CouchDB 1.1.1 and now features "zones", which offer more control over where documents are persisted in the cluster. For example, Cloudant uses the feature to ensure that a copy of a customer's data exists in both of their geographically separate data centres. The developers have also added the functionality of CouchDB's replicator DB for better control of data replication. Other changes in 0.4 include the addition of native SSL support and FreeBSD support. A full list of the changes is available in the change log. BigCouch 0.4 is available to download from the project's github repository.


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