RethinkDB vs. Riak

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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.
Why do developers choose RethinkDB?
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Why do developers choose Riak?
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What are the cons of using RethinkDB?
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What companies use RethinkDB?
51 companies on StackShare use RethinkDB
What companies use Riak?
19 companies on StackShare use Riak
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 RethinkDB and Riak?

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL

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