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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 InfluxDB?

InfluxDB is a scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics. It has a built-in HTTP API so you don't have to write any server side code to get up and running. InfluxDB is designed to be scalable, simple to install and manage, and fast to get data in and out.

What is RocksDB?

RocksDB is an embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage. RocksDB can also be the foundation for a client-server database but our current focus is on embedded workloads. RocksDB builds on LevelDB to be scalable to run on servers with many CPU cores, to efficiently use fast storage, to support IO-bound, in-memory and write-once workloads, and to be flexible to allow for innovation.
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      What are some alternatives to CouchDB, InfluxDB, and RocksDB?
      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.
      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’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.
      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 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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      Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

      Influx doesn't currently natively support horizontal distribution. Hard to recommend it until they implement that.

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      Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

      InfluxDB is a game changer

      How developers use CouchDB, InfluxDB, and RocksDB
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      ShadowICT uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

      We use InfluxDB as a store for our data that gets fed into Grafana. It's ideal for this as it's a lightweight storage engine that can be modified on the fly by scripts without having to log into the server itself and manage tables. The HTTP API also makes it ideal for integrating with frontend services.

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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
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      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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      Goyoboard uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

      To track time-series of course, utilizing few retention rules and continuous queries to keep time-series data fast and maintanable

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      sapslaj uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

      InfluxDB ingests information from various sources (mostly Telegraf instances) into one place for monitoring purposes.

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      Chris Hartwig uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

      All our metrics go through InfluxDB, both applicative and system

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      Giant Swarm uses CouchDBCouchDB

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

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      Mathias Vonende uses CouchDBCouchDB

      Storage for unstructured, linked and timeseries data.

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      Aaron Buchanan uses CouchDBCouchDB

      json store + geo + _changes

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