Cloudant’s Rather Awesome dbcopy for re-reducing the output of existing map/reduce data.

I love Cloudant, simple as, their implementation of CouchDB as a DDaaS (as opposed to DBaaS) has no real competitor – as CouchDB develop’s, that may, of course, become a problem as it gives dominance in a market, but for now, we’re good. One of their best features is the dbcopy command, this copies the output of a map/reduce view to either the same database or another database entirely. Why would you want to do this when you can just create another view? Simple really, you already have the data you need and you don’t want to re-build a view … Continue reading