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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