Cassandra vs. CouchDB vs. RocksDB

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What is 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.

What is 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.

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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Why do developers choose Cassandra?
Why do you like Cassandra?

Why do developers choose CouchDB?
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Why do developers choose RocksDB?
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What are the cons of using Cassandra?
Downsides of Cassandra?

What are the cons of using CouchDB?
No Cons submitted yet for CouchDB
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What are the cons of using RocksDB?
No Cons submitted yet for RocksDB
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What companies use Cassandra?
390 companies on StackShare use Cassandra
What companies use CouchDB?
71 companies on StackShare use CouchDB
What companies use RocksDB?
9 companies on StackShare use RocksDB
What tools integrate with Cassandra?
21 tools on StackShare integrate with Cassandra
What tools integrate with CouchDB?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with CouchDB
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Cassandra, CouchDB, and RocksDB?

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL

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