I'm starting to play with CouchDB myself, mainly as a way of learning about schemaless databases. Have you seen the book that is being written, http://books.couchdb.org/relax/ ? So far it's got a pretty good set of up-and-running instructions and some basic howtos.
----- "phil cryer" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hey all, I just started experimenting with CouchDB the other day, and
> it's pretty cool. With the amount of data the Botanical Heritage
> Library (BHL) is carrying, this may be an option for the future.
> anyone have any experience with it, or any pointers to a good howto,
> or basic setup/usage case? I appreciate that it's a different
> approach to an age old problem, and I can see it working hand in hand
> with things like hadoop (hdfs), lucene/solr, etc.