PostgreSQL vs. MongoDB vs. Riak



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Description

What is 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.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose PostgreSQL?
Why do you like PostgreSQL?

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

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

Cons

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

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?

Pricing

How much does PostgreSQL cost?
How much does MongoDB cost?
MongoDB Pricing
How much does Riak cost?

Companies

What companies use PostgreSQL?
3075 companies on StackShare use PostgreSQL
What companies use MongoDB?
2575 companies on StackShare use MongoDB
What companies use Riak?
18 companies on StackShare use Riak

Integrations

What tools integrate with PostgreSQL?
88 tools on StackShare integrate with PostgreSQL
What tools integrate with MongoDB?
41 tools on StackShare integrate with MongoDB
What tools integrate with Riak?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Riak

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

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

See all alternatives to PostgreSQL

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