Introduction to CouchDB

Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API. Among other features, it provides robust, incremental replication with bi-directional conflict detection and resolution, and is queryable and indexable using a Map Reduce view engine with JavaScript acting as the default view definition language. I'll cover the basic concepts of CouchDB, some high-points of the implementation, and talk about some paradigm use cases.