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JSON. Scales to multiple machines with very little effort. Open source.

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 22.3K GitHub stars and 1.7K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to RethinkDB's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses RethinkDB?

Companies
37 companies use RethinkDB in their tech stacks, including miDrive, Runbook, and The Control Group.

Developers
25 developers use RethinkDB.

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Why developers like RethinkDB?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use RethinkDB
RethinkDB Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose RethinkDB in their tech stack.

Łukasz Korecki
Łukasz Korecki
CTO & Co-founder at NomNom · | 12 upvotes · 10.8K views
atEnjoyHQ
PostgreSQL
MongoDB
RethinkDB

We initially chose RethinkDB because of the schema-less document store features, and better durability resilience/story than MongoDB In the end, it didn't work out quite as we expected: there's plenty of scalability issues, it's near impossible to run analytical workloads and small community makes working with Rethink a challenge. We're in process of migrating all our workloads to PostgreSQL and hopefully, we will be able to decommission our RethinkDB deployment soon.

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Benjamin Cane
Benjamin Cane
at Benjamin Cane · | 1 upvotes · 533 views
atRunbook
RethinkDB

Main database, using it in multiple datacenters in an active-active configuration. RethinkDB

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AdamFrisby
AdamFrisby
| 1 upvotes · 479 views
atSine Wave Entertainment
RethinkDB

High-speed update-aware storage used in our region server infrastructure; provides a good middle layer for storage of rapidly modified information. RethinkDB

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RethinkDB's features

  • 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?
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.
CouchDB
Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for MapReduce indexes, and regular HTTP for its API. CouchDB is a database that completely embraces the web. Store your data with JSON documents. Access your documents and query your indexes with your web browser, via HTTP. Index, combine, and transform your documents with JavaScript.
CockroachDB
Cockroach Labs is the company building CockroachDB, an open source, survivable, strongly consistent, scale-out SQL database.
Couchbase
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
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.
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