NoSQL and Document-oriented Databases
A Quick Look: CouchDB
CouchDB is a NoSQL database being offered by the Apache Software Foundation. It's among the most popular implementations of these types of databases.
NoSQL and Document Oriented Databases
Chances are, you've spent your entire database life with relational databases. Data gets organized into columns, and stored in rows. You manipulate data with SQL (Structured Query Language) and there's really no other way to do it. There are competing SQL servers out there (MySQL, SQLite, etc), but they all more or less operate in the same way. But there's much more out there than SQL databas…