PostgreSQL vs. RethinkDB 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 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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose PostgreSQL?
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Why do developers choose RethinkDB?
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Why do developers choose Riak?
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Cons

What are the cons of using PostgreSQL?
No Cons submitted yet for PostgreSQL
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What are the cons of using RethinkDB?
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What are the cons of using Riak?
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Companies

What companies use PostgreSQL?
3017 companies on StackShare use PostgreSQL
What companies use RethinkDB?
51 companies on StackShare use RethinkDB
What companies use Riak?
18 companies on StackShare use Riak

Integrations

What tools integrate with PostgreSQL?
87 tools on StackShare integrate with PostgreSQL
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 PostgreSQL, RethinkDB, and Riak?

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • Microsoft SQL Server - A relational database management system developed by Microsoft
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL

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