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Description

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.

What is Riak?

Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.

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    Cons

    What are the cons of using CouchDB?
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    Companies

    What companies use CouchDB?
    55 companies on StackShare use CouchDB
    What companies use HBase?
    47 companies on StackShare use HBase
    What companies use Riak?
    16 companies on StackShare use Riak

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with CouchDB?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with CouchDB
    What tools integrate with HBase?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with HBase
    What tools integrate with Riak?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Riak

    What are some alternatives to CouchDB, HBase, and Riak?

    • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
    • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
    • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
    • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft

    See all alternatives to CouchDB

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