MongoDB vs RethinkDB

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MongoDB vs RethinkDB: What are the differences?

MongoDB: The database for giant ideas. 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; 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.

MongoDB and RethinkDB can be categorized as "Databases" tools.

"Document-oriented storage" is the top reason why over 788 developers like MongoDB, while over 46 developers mention "Powerful query language" as the leading cause for choosing RethinkDB.

MongoDB and RethinkDB are both open source tools. RethinkDB with 22.4K GitHub stars and 1.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MongoDB with 16.3K GitHub stars and 4.1K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, MongoDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2189 company stacks & 2218 developers stacks; compared to RethinkDB, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.

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 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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    Amazon DynamoDB
    All data items are stored on Solid State Drives (SSDs), and are replicated across 3 Availability Zones for high availability and durability. With DynamoDB, you can offload the administrative burden of operating and scaling a highly available distributed database cluster, while paying a low price for only what you use.
    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.
    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.
    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.
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      Avatar of Tarun Singh
      Tarun Singh uses MongoDBMongoDB

      Used MongoDB as primary database. It holds trip data of NYC taxis for the year 2013. It is a huge dataset and it's primary feature is geo coordinates with pickup and drop off locations. Also used MongoDB's map reduce to process this large dataset for aggregation. This aggregated result was then used to show visualizations.

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      Trello uses MongoDBMongoDB

      MongoDB fills our more traditional database needs. We knew we wanted Trello to be blisteringly fast. One of the coolest and most performance-obsessed teams we know is our next-door neighbor and sister company StackExchange. Talking to their dev lead David at lunch one day, I learned that even though they use SQL Server for data storage, they actually primarily store a lot of their data in a denormalized format for performance, and normalize only when they need to.

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      Foursquare uses MongoDBMongoDB

      Nearly all of our backend storage is on MongoDB. This has also worked out pretty well. It's enabled us to scale up faster/easier than if we had rolled our own solution on top of PostgreSQL (which we were using previously). There have been a few roadbumps along the way, but the team at 10gen has been a big help with thing.

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      AngeloR uses MongoDBMongoDB

      We are testing out MongoDB at the moment. Currently we are only using a small EC2 setup for a delayed job queue backed by agenda. If it works out well we might look to see where it could become a primary document storage engine for us.

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      Matt Welke uses MongoDBMongoDB

      Used for proofs of concept and personal projects with a document data model, especially with need for strong geographic queries. Often not chosen in long term apps due to chance data model can end up relational as needs develop.

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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.

      Avatar of Domraider
      Domraider uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Sharded and replicated storage, NoSQL with joins

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