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Open-source JavaScript database inspired by Apache CouchDB that's designed to run well within the browser
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What is Pouchdb?

PouchDB enables applications to store data locally while offline, then synchronize it with CouchDB and compatible servers when the application is back online, keeping the user's data in sync no matter where they next login.
Pouchdb is a tool in the Databases category of a tech stack.
Pouchdb is an open source tool with 16.4K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pouchdb's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Pouchdb?

17 companies reportedly use Pouchdb in their tech stacks, including Our Stack, Development, and immmr.

104 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Pouchdb.

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Pros of Pouchdb
Offline cache
Very fast
Decisions about Pouchdb

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Pouchdb in their tech stack.

Charlie Calvert
Developer at Elvenware · | 7 upvotes · 11K views
Needs advice

Should I use Pouchdb or Firebase?

I want to store text documents and notes. Most of them are very short, just a means of tracking information while I'm doing research.

I want to be able to access them from multiple locations, preferably through a web browser but that is not a necessity.

I've also considered putting my information in a text document or word document but I would like to be a little more formal about the process.

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Ammar Asmro

What databases do note applications use to keep their users' notes synced across devices? The only option I keep bumping into is Pouchdb/CouchDB, but that takes me out of the AWS stack and introduces other issues and more costs.

With so many note-taking apps out there, I thought there must be a solution or a template stack. Most resources are either for a chat app with WebSockets or for toy apps without cross-device sync.

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Mike Endale
Needs advice

We are building an offline-first Android SDK app. The solution we're working on runs on a mobile device in areas where internet connectivity is intermittent or does not exist. The applications needs to be able to collect data and when it reaches a home base or finds internet connectivity, we'll sync it with the host.

We've heard Realm and Pouchdb could be a good solution, but we are curious if anyone has any experience with either or have another path forward.

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Pouchdb's Features

  • Cross browser compatibility
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to learn
  • Open source

Pouchdb Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Pouchdb?
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.
SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.
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.
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
We want to enable you to build complete web apps in days, without having to worry about backends, databases or servers, all with an open source library that's as simple to use as jQuery.
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