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  • Last Updated : 17 Jun, 2020

1. Couchbase :
Couchbase Server is an open-source, distributed multi-model NoSQL document-oriented database software package that is optimized for interactive applications. It is also known as Membase. It was developed by Couchbase, Inc. and initially released on August 2010.

2. MySQL :
MySQL is an open-source relational database management system(RDBMS) based on Structured Query Language (SQL). It is developed and managed by oracle corporation and initially released on 23 may, 1995. It is widely being used in many small and large scale industrial applications and capable of handling a large volume of data.

Difference between Couchbase MySQL :

1.Developed by Couchbase, Inc. and initially released on August 2010.Developed by Oracle and released on May 1995.
2.Couchbase is written in C++, Erlang, C and Go languages.MySQL is written in C and C++.
3.The primary database model for Couchbase is Document Store.The primary database model for MySQL is Relational DBMS.
4.The secondary database model for Couchbase is key-value store.The secondary database model MySQl is Document Store.
5.Couchbase is Data Schema free.In MySQL Data Schema is fixed.
6.Couchbase provides Eventual Consistency and Immediate Consistency methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system.MySQL only provides Immediate Consistency method to ensure consistency in a distributed system.
7.Couchbase does not provides the concept of Referential Integrity. Hence, no Foreign Keys.MySQL provides the concept of Referential Integrity and have Foreign keys.
8.Couchbase supports Map Reduce method.MySQL does not supports Map Reduce method.
9.Server operating systems for Couchbase are Linux, OS X and Windows.Server operating systems for MySQL are FreeBSD, Linux, OS X, Solaris, Windows.
10.Famous companies like Oxylabs, Kaidee, Immowelt AG, Trendyol Group, etc uses Couchbase.Famous companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, Udemy, Twitter, etc uses MySQL.

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