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How to install Couchbase Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Couchbase Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew. Couchbase Server is a packaged version of Couchbase’s open source software technology and is available in a Community Edition.

What is Couchbase?

“Couchbase Server, originally known as Membase, is an open-source, distributed (shared-nothing architecture) multi-model NoSQL document-oriented database software package that is optimized for interactive applications. These applications may serve many concurrent users by creating, storing, retrieving, aggregating, manipulating and presenting data. It is designed to be clustered from a single machine to very large-scale deployments spanning many machines.” ~ Wikipedia

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install Couchbase Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install couchbase-server-community 

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Couchbase Community Edition on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                                   # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask                        # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search couchbase-server-community        # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info couchbase-server-community     # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install couchbase-server-community  # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                                  # For all installed or specific formulae, remove any older versions from the cellar.

Summary

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Couchbase Community Edition on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.