PostgreSQL vs. MongoDB vs. CouchDB

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What is PostgreSQL?

PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.

What is 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.

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.
Why do developers choose PostgreSQL?
Why do you like PostgreSQL?

Why do developers choose MongoDB?
Why do you like MongoDB?

Why do developers choose CouchDB?
Why do you like CouchDB?

What are the cons of using PostgreSQL?
Downsides of PostgreSQL?

What are the cons of using MongoDB?
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What are the cons of using CouchDB?
No Cons submitted yet for CouchDB
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How much does PostgreSQL cost?
How much does MongoDB cost?
MongoDB Pricing
How much does CouchDB cost?
What companies use PostgreSQL?
3346 companies on StackShare use PostgreSQL
What companies use MongoDB?
2743 companies on StackShare use MongoDB
What companies use CouchDB?
72 companies on StackShare use CouchDB
What tools integrate with PostgreSQL?
94 tools on StackShare integrate with PostgreSQL
What tools integrate with MongoDB?
45 tools on StackShare integrate with MongoDB
What tools integrate with CouchDB?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with CouchDB

What are some alternatives to PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and CouchDB?

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft
  • SQLite - A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine

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