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CouchDB vs HBase: What are the differences?

CouchDB: HTTP + JSON document database with Map Reduce views and peer-based replication. Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for MapReduce indexes, and regular HTTP for its API. CouchDB is a database that completely embraces the web. Store your data with JSON documents. Access your documents and query your indexes with your web browser, via HTTP. Index, combine, and transform your documents with JavaScript; HBase: The Hadoop database, a distributed, scalable, big data store. Apache HBase is an open-source, distributed, versioned, column-oriented store modeled after Google' Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data by Chang et al. Just as Bigtable leverages the distributed data storage provided by the Google File System, HBase provides Bigtable-like capabilities on top of Apache Hadoop.

CouchDB and HBase can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.

"JSON" is the primary reason why developers consider CouchDB over the competitors, whereas "Performance" was stated as the key factor in picking HBase.

CouchDB and HBase are both open source tools. CouchDB with 4.24K GitHub stars and 835 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than HBase with 2.91K GitHub stars and 2.01K GitHub forks.

Acadar, Third Iron, and SocialDecode are some of the popular companies that use CouchDB, whereas HBase is used by Pinterest, HubSpot, and Yammer. CouchDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 61 company stacks & 31 developers stacks; compared to HBase, which is listed in 54 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.

What is CouchDB?

Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for MapReduce indexes, and regular HTTP for its API. CouchDB is a database that completely embraces the web. Store your data with JSON documents. Access your documents and query your indexes with your web browser, via HTTP. Index, combine, and transform your documents with JavaScript.

What is HBase?

Apache HBase is an open-source, distributed, versioned, column-oriented store modeled after Google' Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data by Chang et al. Just as Bigtable leverages the distributed data storage provided by the Google File System, HBase provides Bigtable-like capabilities on top of Apache Hadoop.
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      What are some alternatives to CouchDB and HBase?
      MongoDB
      MongoDB stores data in JSON-like documents that can vary in structure, offering a dynamic, flexible schema. MongoDB was also designed for high availability and scalability, with built-in replication and auto-sharding.
      Couchbase
      Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible SQL databases, the Couchbase NoSQL database is built on an open source foundation and architected to help developers solve real-world problems and meet high scalability demands.
      Cloudant
      Cloudant’s distributed database as a service (DBaaS) allows developers of fast-growing web and mobile apps to focus on building and improving their products, instead of worrying about scaling and managing databases on their own.
      MariaDB
      Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry. MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance.
      RethinkDB
      RethinkDB is built to store JSON documents, and scale to multiple machines with very little effort. It has a pleasant query language that supports really useful queries like table joins and group by, and is easy to setup and learn.
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      How developers use CouchDB and HBase
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      Pinterest uses HBaseHBase

      The final output is inserted into HBase to serve the experiment dashboard. We also load the output data to Redshift for ad-hoc analysis. For real-time experiment data processing, we use Storm to tail Kafka and process data in real-time and insert metrics into MySQL, so we could identify group allocation problems and send out real-time alerts and metrics.

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      King's Digital Lab uses CouchDBCouchDB

      Document (JSON) DB.

      • - queries must be pre-defined as views (not as flexible as query formulation on the fly)
      • - community and ecosystem not as large as mongodb
      • + PouchDB is an excellent JS library to interact with CouchDB or even work in offline-then-sync moce
      Avatar of Smileupps
      Smileupps uses CouchDBCouchDB

      By being built on, of, in and around CouchDB, Smileupps offers to its customers secure and reliable CouchDB hosting and a CouchDB-based app store to build and sell serious business-enabled web applications

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      Giant Swarm uses CouchDBCouchDB

      We use CouchDB in an internal analysis tool for usage data.

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      Axibase uses HBaseHBase
      • Raw storage engine
      • Replication
      • Fault-tolerance
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      Mathias Vonende uses CouchDBCouchDB

      Storage for unstructured, linked and timeseries data.

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      Mehdi TAZI uses HBaseHBase

      Range scan and HDFS Buffering system

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      Aaron Buchanan uses CouchDBCouchDB

      json store + geo + _changes

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      anerudhbalaji uses HBaseHBase

      Primary datastore

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