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Likelihood to Recommend

CouchDB

Great for REST API development, if you want a small, fast server that will send and receive JSON structures, CouchDB is hard to beat. Not great for enterprise-level relational database querying (no kidding). While by definition, document-oriented databases are not relational, porting or migrating from relational, and using CouchDB as a backend is probably not a wise move as it's reliable, but It may not always be highly available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

I recommend the use of SQLite for embedded systems.If you need to store a large amount of data, store blobs, use triggers, handle multiple accesses at the same time, and need to optimize indexes, then I would recommend using another database system.SQLite should also be considered if the installation/configuration of a heavier database system is a problem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

NoSQL Databases

CouchDB
7.9
SQLite
Performance
CouchDB
8.0
SQLite
Availability
CouchDB
8.5
SQLite
Concurrency
CouchDB
8.5
SQLite
Security
CouchDB
6.0
SQLite
Scalability
CouchDB
8.0
SQLite
Data model flexibility
CouchDB
7.0
SQLite
Deployment model flexibility
CouchDB
9.0
SQLite

Pros

CouchDB

  • It can replicate and sync with web browsers via PouchDB. This lets you keep a synced copy of your database on the client-side, which offers much faster data access than continuous HTTP requests would allow, and enables offline usage.
  • Simple Map/Reduce support. The M/R system lets you process terabytes of documents in parallel, save the results, and only need to reprocess documents that have changed on subsequent updates. While not as powerful as Hadoop, it is an easy to use query system that's hard to screw up.
  • Sharding and Clustering support. As of CouchDB 2.0, it supports clustering and sharding of documents between instances without needing a load balancer to determine where requests should go.
  • Master to Master replication lets you clone, continuously backup, and listen for changes through the replication protocol, even over unreliable WAN links.
Sean Lang | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

  • The biggest one has to be that it is freeware and open source as well. It means for an entry level person who wants to learn relational database and even for a team in the early development stage where security and size of the data are not much, it is a perfect fit in those cases.
  • It requires no extra configuration or space because it a server-less installation and also done in just a few mins. So, installing this is never a blocker. It is the actual lite version of SQL as the name suggests and it very powerful and capable of doing all the things which SQL can do, but lacks some of the security and advanced features.
  • It prepares the data for us in a structured form in terms of Tables with a file size less than 1 Mb for the complete database entries. It saves us a lot of physical space.
  • It is the most suitable DB for Android systems because mobile apps do not have a lot of space or resources for a separate DB, but this one integrates with the whole ecosystem very nicely and we are able to make the most out of it and that too with a file lesser than 1 Mb in size.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CouchDB

  • NoSQL DB can become a challenge for seasoned RDBMS users.
  • The map-reduce paradigm can be very demanding for first-time users.
  • JSON format documents with Key-Value pairs are somewhat verbose and consume more storage.
Johanes Siregar | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

  • Better data recovery when the database becomes corrupt would be ideal. I've learned to minimize it by closing the database more frequently, but it can still happen.
  • Lack of built-in data encryption.
  • SQLite is a single-user DBMS. If a multi-user system is required, then an alternative is required.
Aaron Bratcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CouchDB

CouchDB 9.0
Based on 9 answers
Because our current solution S3 is working great and CouchDB was a nightmare. The worst is that at first, it seemed fine until we filled it with tons of data and then started to create views and actually delete.
Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

CouchDB

CouchDB 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Couchdb is very simple to use and the features are also reduced but well implemented. In order to use it the way its designed, the ui is adequate and easy. Of course, there are some other task that can't be performed through the admin ui but the minimalistic design allows you to use external libraries to develop custom scripts
victor pease solano | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

SQLite 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have had a wonderful experience with SQLite because in my every project I use SQLite in the development phase because it's really fast, doesn't crash and very easy to maintain as well. It saves a lot on physical memory and dedicated server usage. It has all the basic functionality you would need to get the job done and that too at no cost at all. What more could you ask for !!!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CouchDB

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SQLite

SQLite 1.0
Based on 2 answers
I haven't needed support yet.
Rogério Rodrigues | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CouchDB

CouchDB 9.0
Based on 2 answers
it support is minimal also hw requirements. Also for development, we can have databases replicated everywhere and the replication is automagical. once you set up the security and the rules for replication, you are ready to go. The absence of a model let you build your app the way you want it
victor pease solano | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CouchDB

It has been 5+ years since we chose CouchDB. We looked an MongoDB, Cassandra, and probably some others. At the end of the day, the performance, power potential, and simplicity of CouchDB made it a simple choice for our needs. No one should use just because we did. As I said early, make sure you understand your problems, and find the right solution.Some random reading that might be useful:http://www.julianbrowne.com/article/viewer/brewers-cap-theoremhttps://www.couchbase.com/nosql-resources/why-nosql\https://www.infoq.com/articles/cap-twelve-years-later-how-the-rules-have-changed
Dave Lundberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

SQLite stacks quite well against Microsoft SQL Server management studio however we need the Microsoft security for our data MDSN documentation is poor but available.
Marco Lostaunau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CouchDB

  • It has saved us hours and hours of coding.
  • It is has taught us a new way to look at things.
  • It has taught us patience as the first few weeks with CouchDB were not pleasant. It was not easy to pick up like MongoDB.
LeVar Berry | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQLite

  • We could start immediately to work with SQLite.
  • It's very easy. The document is well done and easy to find.
  • Having such good database system, free of charge and for any purpose is good news.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CouchDB

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SQLite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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