MySQL vs. SQLite vs. CouchDB



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Description

What is MySQL?

The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.

What is SQLite?

SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose MySQL?
Why do you like MySQL?

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

Cons

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

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

What are the cons of using CouchDB?
No Cons submitted yet for CouchDB
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Companies

What companies use MySQL?
3580 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use SQLite?
385 companies on StackShare use SQLite
What companies use CouchDB?
69 companies on StackShare use CouchDB

Integrations

What tools integrate with MySQL?
77 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with SQLite?
15 tools on StackShare integrate with SQLite
What tools integrate with CouchDB?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with CouchDB

What are some alternatives to MySQL, SQLite, and CouchDB?

  • 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
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL

See all alternatives to MySQL

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