MySQL vs. MongoDB vs. Riak

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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 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 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.
Why do developers choose MySQL?
Why do you like MySQL?

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

Why do developers choose Riak?
Why do you like Riak?

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

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

What are the cons of using Riak?
No Cons submitted yet for Riak
Downsides of Riak?

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How much does MySQL cost?
How much does MongoDB cost?
MongoDB Pricing
How much does Riak cost?
What companies use MySQL?
3807 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use MongoDB?
2743 companies on StackShare use MongoDB
What companies use Riak?
19 companies on StackShare use Riak
What tools integrate with MySQL?
82 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with MongoDB?
45 tools on StackShare integrate with MongoDB
What tools integrate with Riak?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Riak

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

  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL
  • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft
  • SQLite - A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine

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