I’m wondering what is the use case of binary documents with CB. I believe they can’t be indexed, so it seems out of place in a document store.
Hi @mr_x I have come across a few use cases … I am sure my list is by no means exhustive
Long term archiving via compression.
- Build an array of documents and compress them into a small binary document.
- There are techniques to compress homogeneous JSON record sets into a small binary store.
- Storing images
- Initials on documents
- Using Coucbase’s KV store to quickly store and retrieve binary documents - not all customers use N1QL and indexes
- API keys
- Cryptographic keys