ArangoDB vs RocksDB

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ArangoDB vs RocksDB: What are the differences?

ArangoDB: A distributed open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values. A distributed free and open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values. Build high performance applications using a convenient SQL-like query language or JavaScript extensions; RocksDB: Embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage, developed and maintained by Facebook Database Engineering Team. RocksDB is an embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage. RocksDB can also be the foundation for a client-server database but our current focus is on embedded workloads. RocksDB builds on LevelDB to be scalable to run on servers with many CPU cores, to efficiently use fast storage, to support IO-bound, in-memory and write-once workloads, and to be flexible to allow for innovation.

ArangoDB and RocksDB belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by ArangoDB are:

  • multi-model nosql db
  • acid
  • transactions

On the other hand, RocksDB provides the following key features:

  • Designed for application servers wanting to store up to a few terabytes of data on locally attached Flash drives or in RAM
  • Optimized for storing small to medium size key-values on fast storage -- flash devices or in-memory
  • Scales linearly with number of CPUs so that it works well on ARM processors

"Grahps and documents in one DB" is the primary reason why developers consider ArangoDB over the competitors, whereas "Very fast" was stated as the key factor in picking RocksDB.

ArangoDB and RocksDB are both open source tools. It seems that RocksDB with 14.3K GitHub stars and 3.12K forks on GitHub has more adoption than ArangoDB with 8.22K GitHub stars and 576 GitHub forks.

AresRPG, Stepsize, and Brainhub are some of the popular companies that use ArangoDB, whereas RocksDB is used by Facebook, LinkedIn, and Skry, Inc.. ArangoDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 11 company stacks & 15 developers stacks; compared to RocksDB, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Hello All, I'm building an app that will enable users to create documents using ckeditor or TinyMCE editor. The data is then stored in a database and retrieved to display to the user, these docs can contain image data also. The number of pages generated for a single document can go up to 1000. Therefore by design, each page is stored in a separate JSON. I'm wondering which database is the right one to choose between ArangoDB and PostgreSQL. Your thoughts, advice please. Thanks, Kashyap

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Pros of ArangoDB
Pros of RocksDB
  • 35
    Grahps and documents in one DB
  • 26
    Intuitive and rich query language
  • 24
    Open source
  • 23
    Good documentation
  • 18
    Joins for collections
  • 15
    Foxx is great platform
  • 14
    Great out of the box web interface with API playground
  • 6
    Low maintenance efforts
  • 6
    Clustering
  • 6
    Good driver support
  • 5
    Easy microservice creation with foxx
  • 3
    You can write true backendless apps
  • 2
    Managed solution available
  • 5
    Very fast
  • 3
    Made by Facebook
  • 2
    Consistent performance
  • 1
    Ability to add logic to the database layer where needed

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Cons of ArangoDB
Cons of RocksDB
  • 3
    Web ui has still room for improvement
  • 2
    No support for blueprints standard, using custom AQL
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    What is ArangoDB?

    A distributed free and open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values. Build high performance applications using a convenient SQL-like query language or JavaScript extensions.

    What is RocksDB?

    RocksDB is an embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage. RocksDB can also be the foundation for a client-server database but our current focus is on embedded workloads. RocksDB builds on LevelDB to be scalable to run on servers with many CPU cores, to efficiently use fast storage, to support IO-bound, in-memory and write-once workloads, and to be flexible to allow for innovation.

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    What are some alternatives to ArangoDB and RocksDB?
    Neo4j
    Neo4j stores data in nodes connected by directed, typed relationships with properties on both, also known as a Property Graph. It is a high performance graph store with all the features expected of a mature and robust database, like a friendly query language and ACID transactions.
    MongoDB
    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.
    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
    Cassandra
    Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
    OrientDB
    It is an open source NoSQL database management system written in Java. It is a Multi-model database, supporting graph, document, key/value, and object models, but the relationships are managed as in graph databases with direct connections between records.
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