PostgreSQL vs RocksDB: What are the differences?
What is PostgreSQL? A powerful, open source object-relational database system. 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.
What is 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.
PostgreSQL and RocksDB can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.
"Relational database" is the top reason why over 744 developers like PostgreSQL, while over 2 developers mention "Very fast" as the leading cause for choosing RocksDB.
PostgreSQL and RocksDB are both open source tools. RocksDB with 14.3K GitHub stars and 3.12K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than PostgreSQL with 5.44K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, PostgreSQL has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2739 company stacks & 2169 developers stacks; compared to RocksDB, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.
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