CouchDB Alternatives

    CouchDB is described as 'Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP / JSON API. It includes incremental map / reduce mechanics for queries and keeps data safe with an append-only datastore' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to CouchDB for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is PostgreSQL, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CouchDB are SQLite (Free, Open Source), MongoDB (Free), MySQL Community Edition (Free, Open Source) and MariaDB (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 3, 2021

    1. PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.
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      Also a relational database
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    2. SQLite is a software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. SQLite is the most widely deployed SQL database engine in the world. The source code for SQLite is in the public domain.
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      SQLite is relational and CouchDB is "NoSQL".
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      • FreeProprietary
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      MongoDB is a document database with the scalability and flexibility that you want with the querying and indexing that you need MongoDB stores data in flexible, JSON-like documents, meaning fields can vary from document to document and data structure can be changed over...
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    3. MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts.
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      CouchDB is not bound to the _relational_ DB model -- it's "NoSQL". ... Any DB _might_ be an alternative, but a relational DB like MySQL cannot be a _good_ alternative to a "NoSQL" DB.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      MariaDB is a backward compatible, drop-in replacement of the MySQL® Database Server. It includes all major open source storage engines. The source code for MariaDB is publically available from Launchpad. Binaries and packages are also available.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      Redis (REmote DIctionary Server) is an open-source, networked, in-memory, key-value data store with optional durability. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
    4. SQL Server delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organization manage your data by enabling you to store data from structured, semi-structured, and unstructured documents within the database.
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    5. FULL MYSQL SUPPORT Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.

      Discontinued

      No releases since 2018. Difficulty with newer OSes cause the app to crash when closing a connection.

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Amazon Web Services
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      • Microsoft Azure
      Apache Cassandra has become the leading NoSQL platform driving many of today's modern business applications by offering continuous availability, high scalability and performance, strong security, and operational simplicity while lowering the overall cost of ownership.
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      RethinkDB pushes JSON to your apps in realtime. When your app polls for data, it becomes slow, unscalable, and cumbersome to maintain. RethinkDB is the open-source, scalable database that makes building realtime apps dramatically easier.
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