A document database for the .NET platform
Prior to RavenDB, document databases such as CouchDB treated .NET as an afterthought. In 2010, Oren Eini from Hibernating Rhinos decided to bring a powerful document database to the .NET ecosystem. According to his blog:
Raven is an OSS (with a commercial option) document database for the .NET/Windows platform. While there are other document databases around, such as CouchDB or MongoDB, there really isn't anything that a .NET developer can pick up and use without a significant amount of friction. Those projects are excellent in what they do, but they aren't targeting the .NET ecosystem.
RavenDB is built to be a first-class citizen on the .NET platform offering developers the ability to easily extend and ...