MySQL vs. PostgreSQL vs. RethinkDB

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

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

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

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

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

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

What companies use MySQL?
3734 companies on StackShare use MySQL
What companies use PostgreSQL?
3269 companies on StackShare use PostgreSQL
What companies use RethinkDB?
51 companies on StackShare use RethinkDB
What tools integrate with MySQL?
81 tools on StackShare integrate with MySQL
What tools integrate with PostgreSQL?
93 tools on StackShare integrate with PostgreSQL
What tools integrate with RethinkDB?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with RethinkDB

What are some alternatives to MySQL, PostgreSQL, and RethinkDB?

  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • 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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