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IBM DB2 vs RethinkDB: What are the differences?

IBM DB2: A family of database server products developed by IBM. DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance across multiple workloads, while lowering administration, storage, development, and server costs; 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.

IBM DB2 and RethinkDB can be categorized as "Databases" tools.

"Rock solid and very scalable" is the primary reason why developers consider IBM DB2 over the competitors, whereas "Powerful query language" was stated as the key factor in picking RethinkDB.

RethinkDB is an open source tool with 22.4K GitHub stars and 1.74K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RethinkDB's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, RethinkDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 37 company stacks & 25 developers stacks; compared to IBM DB2, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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What is IBM DB2?

DB2 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is optimized to deliver industry-leading performance across multiple workloads, while lowering administration, storage, development, and server costs.

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 IBM DB2 and RethinkDB?
      Oracle
      Oracle Database is an RDBMS. An RDBMS that implements object-oriented features such as user-defined types, inheritance, and polymorphism is called an object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). Oracle Database has extended the relational model to an object-relational model, making it possible to store complex business models in a relational database.
      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.
      PostgreSQL
      PostgreSQL is an advanced object-relational database management system that supports an extended subset of the SQL standard, including transactions, foreign keys, subqueries, triggers, user-defined types and functions.
      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.
      Microsoft SQL Server
      Microsoft® SQL Server is a database management and analysis system for e-commerce, line-of-business, and data warehousing solutions.
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      Decisions about IBM DB2 and RethinkDB
      Łukasz Korecki
      Łukasz Korecki
      CTO & Co-founder at EnjoyHQ · | 12 upvotes · 85.1K views
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      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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      How developers use IBM DB2 and RethinkDB
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      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.

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      Runbook uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

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

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      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.

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      Domraider uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Sharded and replicated storage, NoSQL with joins

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