PostgreSQL vs. Riak vs. SQLite

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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 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.

What is SQLite?

SQLite is an embedded SQL database engine. Unlike most other SQL databases, SQLite does not have a separate server process. SQLite reads and writes directly to ordinary disk files. A complete SQL database with multiple tables, indices, triggers, and views, is contained in a single disk file.

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    Companies

    What companies use PostgreSQL?
    2299 companies on StackShare use PostgreSQL
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    What companies use SQLite?
    270 companies on StackShare use SQLite

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with PostgreSQL?
    87 tools on StackShare integrate with PostgreSQL
    What tools integrate with Riak?
    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Riak
    What tools integrate with SQLite?
    15 tools on StackShare integrate with SQLite

    What are some alternatives to PostgreSQL, Riak, and SQLite?

    • 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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