4.0 Installing CouchDB

Apache CouchDB is the NoSQL database that File Dynamics uses for:

  • Work Log reports

  • Epoch Data Protection policies

  • Security policies

    • Security Notification policies

    • Security Lockdown policies

    • Security Fencing policies

As a document-oriented database (as opposed to a relational database) it is ideal for fast data analysis.

If you do not plan to initially create any of these policies, there is no need to install CouchDB. However, we recommend that you do so anyway so that your system will be ready once you decide to do so.