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Description

What is MySQL?

The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.

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 Riak?

Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.

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Why do developers choose MySQL?
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    Why do developers choose Cassandra?
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    Why do developers choose Riak?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using MySQL?
    Downsides of MySQL?

    What are the cons of using Cassandra?
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    What are the cons of using Riak?
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    Companies

    What companies use MySQL?
    2525 companies on StackShare use MySQL
    What companies use Cassandra?
    292 companies on StackShare use Cassandra
    What companies use Riak?
    15 companies on StackShare use Riak

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with MySQL?
    72 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
    What tools integrate with Cassandra?
    17 tools on StackShare integrate with Cassandra
    What tools integrate with Riak?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Riak

    What are some alternatives to MySQL, Cassandra, and Riak?

    • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
    • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
    • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft
    • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL

    See all alternatives to MySQL

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