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How to Install Apache CouchDB on CentOS

Introduction

Apache CouchDB is an open source database software that focuses on ease of use and having a scalable architecture. It has a document-oriented database architecture and is implemented in the concurrency-oriented language Erlang. It stores data as JSON objects.

It was first released in 2005 and later became a part of Apache software foundation in 2008. In this tutorial, we will learn the process involved in the installation of CouchDB on CentOS.

Prerequisites

  • CentOS
  • Yum must be configured on the system.
  • Login as an administrator on the terminal

Installation

Installation includes following steps.

1) Enable Couch DB's Yum Repository

Create a file named as bintray-apache-couchdb.repo inside /etc/yum.repos.d/ and place the following code to enable the CouchDB repository.

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2) Install CouchDB

Use the following command to install CouchDB on CentOS7.

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3) Start CouchDB

Use the following command to start CouchDB server.

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4) Accessing CouchDB on browser

When the server is started, we can access CouchDB on browser through localhost. Just type localhost:5984/_utils for this purpose.

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Click on Create Database button to create a database.

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In our case, database is named as javatpoint.

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Now, Database is created successfully. We can create, update and delete the tables in our database javatpoint.

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5) Check the status

Use the following command to check the status of Apache CouchDB. In our case, it is active and working fine.

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6) Stop CouchDB

Use the following command to stop the database.

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Hence, we have successfully installed and get started with CouchDB.


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