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Couchbase vs RethinkDB: What are the differences?

What is Couchbase? Document-Oriented NoSQL Database. 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.

What is RethinkDB? JSON. Scales to multiple machines with very little effort. Open source. 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.

Couchbase and RethinkDB can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.

Some of the features offered by Couchbase are:

  • JSON document database
  • N1QL (SQL-like query language)
  • Secondary Indexing

On the other hand, RethinkDB provides the following key features:

  • JSON data model and immediate consistency.
  • Distributed joins, subqueries, aggregation, atomic updates.
  • Secondary, compound, and arbitrarily computed indexes.

"Flexible data model, easy scalability, extremely fast" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Couchbase, while over 46 developers mention "Powerful query language" as the leading cause for choosing RethinkDB.

RethinkDB is an open source tool with 22.3K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RethinkDB's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Couchbase has a broader approval, being mentioned in 45 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to RethinkDB, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

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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    What are some alternatives to Couchbase and 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.
    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.
    Redis
    Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.
    HBase
    Apache HBase is an open-source, distributed, versioned, column-oriented store modeled after Google' Bigtable: A Distributed Storage System for Structured Data by Chang et al. Just as Bigtable leverages the distributed data storage provided by the Google File System, HBase provides Bigtable-like capabilities on top of Apache Hadoop.
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    Decisions about Couchbase and RethinkDB
    艁ukasz Korecki
    艁ukasz Korecki
    CTO & Co-founder at EnjoyHQ | 12 upvotes 112K views
    atEnjoyHQEnjoyHQ
    RethinkDB
    RethinkDB
    MongoDB
    MongoDB
    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL

    We initially chose RethinkDB because of the schema-less document store features, and better durability resilience/story than MongoDB In the end, it didn't work out quite as we expected: there's plenty of scalability issues, it's near impossible to run analytical workloads and small community makes working with Rethink a challenge. We're in process of migrating all our workloads to PostgreSQL and hopefully, we will be able to decommission our RethinkDB deployment soon.

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    Gabriel Pa
    Gabriel Pa
    CEO at NaoLogic Inc | 6 upvotes 98.2K views
    atNaologicNaologic
    Memcached
    Memcached
    Couchbase
    Couchbase
    CouchDB
    CouchDB

    We implemented our first large scale EPR application from naologic.com using CouchDB .

    Very fast, replication works great, doesn't consume much RAM, queries are blazing fast but we found a problem: the queries were very hard to write, it took a long time to figure out the API, we had to go and write our own @nodejs library to make it work properly.

    It lost most of its support. Since then, we migrated to Couchbase and the learning curve was steep but all worth it. Memcached indexing out of the box, full text search works great.

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    How developers use Couchbase and RethinkDB
    Avatar of InsideSales.com
    InsideSales.com uses CouchbaseCouchbase

    We use Couchbase heavily in our PowerStandings platform to enable real-time analytics of agent data, as well as data storage for parts of our new Playbooks product.

    Avatar of opening.io
    opening.io uses CouchbaseCouchbase

    Main data storage. Any writes to Couchbase auto-replicate to Elasticsearch (via XDRC) and from there on propagate into the internal Jezebel pipeline via opes.

    Avatar of Sine Wave Entertainment
    Sine Wave Entertainment uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

    High-speed update-aware storage used in our region server infrastructure; provides a good middle layer for storage of rapidly modified information.

    Avatar of Runbook
    Runbook uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

    Main database, using it in multiple datacenters in an active-active configuration.

    Avatar of Tobe O
    Tobe O uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

    Angel includes support for multiple databases, out-of-the-box.

    Avatar of Mike MacCana
    Mike MacCana uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

    As a boring document oriented database with safe defaults.

    Avatar of Domraider
    Domraider uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

    Sharded and replicated storage, NoSQL with joins

    Avatar of Dotmetrics
    Dotmetrics uses CouchbaseCouchbase

    Real-time data interaction on 600000+ rpm.

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