MongoDB vs. RethinkDB vs. Riak

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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.

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 MongoDB?
Why do you like MongoDB?

Why do developers choose RethinkDB?
Why do you like RethinkDB?

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

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

What are the cons of using RethinkDB?
No Cons submitted yet for RethinkDB
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What are the cons of using Riak?
No Cons submitted yet for Riak
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How much does MongoDB cost?
MongoDB Pricing
How much does RethinkDB cost?
How much does Riak cost?
What companies use MongoDB?
2697 companies on StackShare use MongoDB
What companies use RethinkDB?
51 companies on StackShare use RethinkDB
What companies use Riak?
19 companies on StackShare use Riak
What tools integrate with MongoDB?
44 tools on StackShare integrate with MongoDB
What tools integrate with RethinkDB?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with RethinkDB
What tools integrate with Riak?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Riak

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

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • 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

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