MongoDB vs. Cassandra vs. RethinkDB



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Description

What is 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.

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 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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose MongoDB?
Why do you like MongoDB?

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

Cons

What are the cons of using MongoDB?
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What are the cons of using Cassandra?
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What are the cons of using RethinkDB?
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Pricing

How much does MongoDB cost?
MongoDB Pricing
How much does Cassandra cost?
How much does RethinkDB cost?

Companies

What companies use MongoDB?
2576 companies on StackShare use MongoDB
What companies use Cassandra?
379 companies on StackShare use Cassandra
What companies use RethinkDB?
51 companies on StackShare use RethinkDB

Integrations

What tools integrate with MongoDB?
41 tools on StackShare integrate with MongoDB
What tools integrate with Cassandra?
20 tools on StackShare integrate with Cassandra
What tools integrate with RethinkDB?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with RethinkDB

What are some alternatives to MongoDB, Cassandra, and RethinkDB?

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL

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