If you've been following the NOSQL trend, I got to attend a great presentation on CouchDB Friday. It was quite an eye opener - and hit me as both positively and negatively.

NOSQL persistence stores have no column structure (schema-less) - a table is essentially a collection of documents, where each document is a hashtable, and every document's hashtable(s) can have completely different sets of keys. 

And this is a good thing?

I would use this, where I might use a database. Uh huh.

I've got a better idea. How about if I get a new brain first -because the one I've got isn't going to transition very smoothly to this approach.

Scott Davis

Scott Davis presented on CouchDB at our local Tech Fest. Read more »