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CouchDB vs RethinkDB: What are the differences?

CouchDB: HTTP + JSON document database with Map Reduce views and peer-based replication. 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; RethinkDB: JSON. Scales to multiple machines with very little effort. Open source. 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.

CouchDB and RethinkDB belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.

"JSON" is the top reason why over 42 developers like CouchDB, while over 46 developers mention "Powerful query language" as the leading cause for choosing RethinkDB.

CouchDB and RethinkDB are both open source tools. It seems that RethinkDB with 22.4K GitHub stars and 1.74K forks on GitHub has more adoption than CouchDB with 4.24K GitHub stars and 835 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, CouchDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 61 company stacks & 31 developers stacks; compared to RethinkDB, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.

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 RethinkDB?

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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      What are some alternatives to CouchDB and RethinkDB?
      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.
      Couchbase
      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
      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.
      MariaDB
      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.
      Redis
      Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
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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
      Avatar of Smileupps
      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

      Avatar of Sine Wave Entertainment
      Sine Wave Entertainment uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      High-speed update-aware storage used in our region server infrastructure; provides a good middle layer for storage of rapidly modified information.

      Avatar of Runbook
      Runbook uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Main database, using it in multiple datacenters in an active-active configuration.

      Avatar of Tobe O
      Tobe O uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Angel includes support for multiple databases, out-of-the-box.

      Avatar of Giant Swarm
      Giant Swarm uses CouchDBCouchDB

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

      Avatar of Mike MacCana
      Mike MacCana uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      As a boring document oriented database with safe defaults.

      Avatar of Mathias Vonende
      Mathias Vonende uses CouchDBCouchDB

      Storage for unstructured, linked and timeseries data.

      Avatar of Domraider
      Domraider uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Sharded and replicated storage, NoSQL with joins

      Avatar of Aaron Buchanan
      Aaron Buchanan uses CouchDBCouchDB

      json store + geo + _changes

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