Getting Started with Couchbase Server
Relational databases have dominated the data landscape for over three decades. Emerging in the 1970s and early 1980s, relational databases offered a searchable mechanism for persisting complex data with minimal use of storage space. Conserving storage space was an important consideration during that era, due to the high price of storage devices. For example, in 1981, Morrow Designs offered a 26 MB hard drive for $3,599—which was a good deal compared to the 18 MB North Star hard drive for $4,199, which had appeared just six months earlier. Over the years, the relational model progressed, with the various implementations providing more and more functionality.