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Apache CouchDB: Introduction and Installation


  • This is another database on "NOSQL" concept.
  • NOSQL's are schema less database.
  • The data is stored in a JSON format.
  • It supports distributed configuration .
  • Couch DB supports replication of data across distributed platform, It has many framework for this supporting master replication, slave replication, filtered replication, incremental/bidirectional replication.
  • "Erlang" is a language to customize these feature to deliver new solutions.
  • Couch Db can be downloaded from the link :-
  • After the installation  server start menu,
  •     The Server start up screen,
  • The utils are installed in,


  •  verify installation,
  •  Creating a new database "student". The database name should be in small letter.
  • After creating the "student" db , the browser will look like,
  • Now time to create a document in the table, these documents are similar like rows in relational database. A new Document can be created by clicking "New Document" link.Then it will create a unique id for this document.
  • Now Save the document,
  • Documents can be created using source tab , where we can modify the java script code to build a document.It provides a editor to manipulate the JSON document.
  • Four documents are created similarly for type of student ,

  • Now "student" db is listed with other system databases,

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