This practical guide offers a short course on scaling CouchDB to meet the capacity needs of your distributed application. Through a series of scenario-based examples, this book lets you explore several methods for creating a system that can accommodate growth and meet expected demand. In the process, you learn about several tools that can help you with replication, load balancing, clustering, and load testing and monitoring.
Apply performance tips for tuning your database
Replicate data, using Futon and CouchDB’s RESTful interface
Distribute CouchDB’s workload through load balancing
Learn options for creating a cluster of CouchDB nodes, including BigCouch, Lounge, and Pillow
Bradley Holt is a web developer and entrepreneur. He has ten years of experience with PHP and MySQL and started using CouchDB soon before version 1.0 was released. He is the co-founder of Found Line, a creative services firm located in Burlington, Vermont. He has been the primary organizer of his local PHP users group since its inception in 2007. He is a Board Member at Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM), a non-profit community media and technology center. He is a minor contributor of source code and bug reports to Zend Framework and an active member of the PHP community. He blogs at http://bradley-holt.com/ and can be found on Twitter as @BradleyHolt [http://twitter.com/BradleyHolt.
This book present good advices although most of them are not specific to CouchDB but could apply to any HTTP resource. The chapter on distributed load testing with Tsung worth the read; on the other hand, I was disapointed by the clustering chapter.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend