What is RethinkDB?
RethinkDB is built to store JSON documents, and scale to multiple machines with very little effort. It has a pleasant query language that supports really useful queries like table joins and group by, and is easy to setup and learn.
RethinkDB is a tool in the Databases category of a tech stack.
RethinkDB is an open source tool with 26.1K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to RethinkDB's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses RethinkDB?
51 companies reportedly use RethinkDB in their tech stacks, including GraphicWeave, Owlin, and Parabol Multiplayer Web App.
235 developers on StackShare have stated that they use RethinkDB.
Amazon EC2, Netdata, Horizon, Meatier, and Bleemeo are some of the popular tools that integrate with RethinkDB. Here's a list of all 5 tools that integrate with RethinkDB.
Pros of RethinkDB
Powerful query language
Real-time, open-source, scalable
A NoSQL DB with joins
Great Admin UI
Changefeeds: no polling needed to get updates
Fast, easily scalable, great customer support
- JSON data model and immediate consistency.
- Distributed joins, subqueries, aggregation, atomic updates.
- Secondary, compound, and arbitrarily computed indexes.
- Hadoop-style map/reduce.
- Friendly web and command-line administration tools.
- Takes care of machine failures and network interrupts.
- Multi-datacenter replication and failover.
- Sharding and replication to multiple nodes.
- Queries are automatically parallelized and distributed.
- Lock-free operation via MVCC concurrency.
RethinkDB Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to RethinkDB?
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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.
CockroachDB is distributed SQL database that can be deployed in serverless, dedicated, or on-prem. Elastic scale, multi-active availability for resilience, and low latency performance.
Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible SQL databases, the Couchbase NoSQL database is built on an open source foundation and architected to help developers solve real-world problems and meet high scalability demands.
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.