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RethinkDB vs Riak: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Riak? A distributed, decentralized data storage system. 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.

RethinkDB and Riak can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.

"Powerful query language" is the top reason why over 46 developers like RethinkDB, while over 9 developers mention "High Performance " as the leading cause for choosing Riak.

RethinkDB and Riak are both open source tools. RethinkDB with 22.4K GitHub stars and 1.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Riak with 3.24K GitHub stars and 530 GitHub forks.

miDrive, Runbook, and The Control Group are some of the popular companies that use RethinkDB, whereas Riak is used by Sentry, Twilio SendGrid, and OpenX. RethinkDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 37 company stacks & 25 developers stacks; compared to Riak, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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Pros of RethinkDB
Pros of Riak
  • 48
    Powerful query language
  • 46
    Excellent dashboard
  • 42
    JSON
  • 41
    Distributed database
  • 38
    Open source
  • 25
    Reactive
  • 16
    Atomic updates
  • 15
    Joins
  • 9
    MVCC concurrency
  • 9
    Hadoop-style map/reduce
  • 4
    Geospatial support
  • 4
    Real-time, open-source, scalable
  • 2
    Great Admin UI
  • 2
    A NoSQL DB with joins
  • 2
    YC Company
  • 2
    Fast, easily scalable, great customer support
  • 2
    Changefeeds: no polling needed to get updates
  • 12
    High Performance
  • 9
    Easy Scalability
  • 9
    High Availability
  • 5
    Flexible
  • 1
    Strong Consistency
  • 1
    Eventual Consistency
  • 1
    Distributed
  • 1
    Multi datacenter deployments
  • 1
    Reliable

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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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What are some alternatives to RethinkDB and Riak?
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.
CouchDB
Apache CouchDB is a database that uses JSON for documents, JavaScript for MapReduce indexes, and regular HTTP for its API. CouchDB is a database that completely embraces the web. Store your data with JSON documents. Access your documents and query your indexes with your web browser, via HTTP. Index, combine, and transform your documents with JavaScript.
CockroachDB
It allows you to deploy a database on-prem, in the cloud or even across clouds, all as a single store. It is a simple and straightforward bridge to your future, cloud-based data architecture.
Couchbase
Developed as an alternative to traditionally inflexible SQL databases, the Couchbase NoSQL database is built on an open source foundation and architected to help developers solve real-world problems and meet high scalability demands.
Firebase
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
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