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RethinkDB

JSON. Scales to multiple machines with very little effort. Open source.
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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 25.1K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to RethinkDB's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses RethinkDB?

Companies
51 companies reportedly use RethinkDB in their tech stacks, including GraphicWeave, SOLID engineer, and Owlin.

Developers
226 developers on StackShare have stated that they use RethinkDB.

RethinkDB Integrations

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
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Powerful query language
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Excellent dashboard
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JSON
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Distributed database
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Open source
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Reactive
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Atomic updates
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Joins
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MVCC concurrency
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Hadoop-style map/reduce
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Geospatial support
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Real-time, open-source, scalable
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Great Admin UI
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A NoSQL DB with joins
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YC Company
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Fast, easily scalable, great customer support
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Changefeeds: no polling needed to get updates

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
It allows you to deploy a database on-prem, in the cloud or even across clouds, all as a single store. It is a simple and straightforward bridge to your future, cloud-based data architecture.
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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RethinkDB's Followers
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