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The Lounge is a proxy-based partitioning/clustering framework for CouchDB.

The Lounge was originally written by Kevin Ferguson (macfergus), Vijay Ragunathan (lukatmyshu) and Shaun Lindsay (srlindsay) at There are two main pieces:

As well as an assortment of smaller scripts and whatnot. If anyone feels like packaging couchdb-lounge for some of the major distros, that would be awesome.


And of course, CouchDB. Currently, a patch is required to CouchDB to allow design-only replication although this will be changed in the near future to use built-in replication filters.


Installation instructions can be found in the project wiki


Apache License 2.0


Kevin Ferguson (macfergus)
Vijay Raghunathan (lukatmyshu)
Randall Leeds (tilgovi)
Shaun Lindsay (srlindsay)


You can download this project in either zip or tar formats.

You can also clone the project with Git by running:

$ git clone git://