PostgreSQL vs. CouchDB vs. Riak

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Description

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 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 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 PostgreSQL?
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Companies

What companies use PostgreSQL?
3012 companies on StackShare use PostgreSQL
What companies use CouchDB?
70 companies on StackShare use CouchDB
What companies use Riak?
18 companies on StackShare use Riak

Integrations

What tools integrate with PostgreSQL?
87 tools on StackShare integrate with PostgreSQL
What tools integrate with CouchDB?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with CouchDB
What tools integrate with Riak?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Riak

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

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • 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

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