Three of CouchDB's creators show you how to use this document-oriented database
as a standalone application framework
or with high-volume, distributed applications. With its simple model for storing, processing, and accessing data, CouchDB
is ideal for web applications that handle huge amounts of loosely structured data. You'll learn how to work with CouchDB
through its RESTful web interface, and become familiar with key features such as simple document CRUD (create, read, update, delete), advanced MapReduce, deployment tuning, and more.