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.
RocksDB is a tool in the Databases category of a tech stack.
RocksDB is an open source tool with 15.6K GitHub stars and 3.5K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to RocksDB's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses RocksDB?
9 companies reportedly use RocksDB in their tech stacks, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Skry.
36 developers on StackShare have stated that they use RocksDB.
Why developers like RocksDB?
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- 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
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