2018 Annual Apache CouchDB User Survey
This questionnaire serves as an annual check-in with the greater CouchDB community to gauge how people are using and/or feeling about CouchDB, and helps get feedback on specific areas (features, versions, documentation, etc.) to different areas on the project. For questions about the survey, reach out to
How have you heard about CouchDB?
How long have you been using CouchDB?
> 5 years
> 10 years
Which version(s) of CouchDB do you use?
Are you using any other software that replicates with CouchDB? If yes, which one(s)?
Cloudant Mobile Sync
Couchbase Mobile (iOS)
Couchbase Mobile (Android)
Are you using CouchDB for professional or private projects?
If you can share, what are some of the more impressive metrics of your projects, in terms of amount of data stored, number of documents, number of databases, requests per second, number of CouchDB servers, growth, stability, developer happiness, operations happiness, impact?
What do you like most about CouchDB?
What do you like least about CouchDB?
Which feature would you like to see added to CouchDB?
Which feature could you live without?
What could be improved about the CouchDB documentation?
Do you know where to go for help/learning/on-boarding for CouchDB?
If yes, where do you go for help?
Is there anything you’d like to see?
What do you find difficult to understand or code?
If you are on CouchDB 1.x, are you:
Interested in the cluster-feature of 2.x?
Interested in the Mango Query Language of 2.x?
Not at all interested in 2.x?
If you are on CouchDB 1.x, what keeps you from upgrading to 2.x?
The system works, no need for change
I have no issues with 1.x that 2.x fixes
I would like to, but have no time to upgrade
I have no need for any of the 2.x features, like clustering, a Query Language or a new admin interface
I’m concerned the upgrade would break something / add unnecessary amount of extra work
There are no official packages for my operating system available yet.
If you are using 2.x, why did you upgrade?
I didn’t, I started with 2.x
I used BigCouch before and wanted the newest version
I used Cloudant before, but wanted to run my own servers
I needed clustering support
I wanted to use the new query language
What programming language(s) do you use with CouchDB:
What client library (or libraries) do you use with CouchDB:
Are you using other Databases in your applications or projects?
If you are using other Databases in your applications or projects: which one(s) do you use and why do you use this database instead of CouchDB?
Benefits of CouchDB
For which purpose do you use CouchDB in your applications or projects (past and present)?
Why are you using CouchDB in comparison to other NoSQL databases?
Are you planning to migrate more data from other databases to CouchDB?
If you are planning to migrate more data from other databases to CouchDB, why and from which databases?
Are you planning to move away from CouchDB?
If you are planning to move away (partly or completely) from CouchDB, why?
Are you interested in participating in a case-study about your project(s) to be published on
Are you interested in being interviewed for a user study about how you use CouchDB in your project(s) to be published on
Are you interested in being contacted about professional services?
Are you interested in contributing more to the Apache CouchDB Project?
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Do you read the CouchDB Weekly news, posted Thursdays on
If yes, what do you like most about the weekly news?
If yes, what do you like least about the weekly news?
What would you like to see more of on the Apache CouchDB blog?
Open source case studies
Enterprise case studies
Surveys and dissemination
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