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.
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