Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

RethinkDB
RethinkDB

229
215
+ 1
296
RocksDB
RocksDB

43
51
+ 1
10
Add tool

RethinkDB vs RocksDB: 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 RocksDB? Embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage, developed and maintained by Facebook Database Engineering Team. RocksDB is an embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage. RocksDB can also be the foundation for a client-server database but our current focus is on embedded workloads. RocksDB builds on LevelDB to be scalable to run on servers with many CPU cores, to efficiently use fast storage, to support IO-bound, in-memory and write-once workloads, and to be flexible to allow for innovation.

RethinkDB and RocksDB can be categorized as "Databases" tools.

Some of the features offered by RethinkDB are:

  • JSON data model and immediate consistency.
  • Distributed joins, subqueries, aggregation, atomic updates.
  • Secondary, compound, and arbitrarily computed indexes.

On the other hand, RocksDB provides the following key features:

  • Designed for application servers wanting to store up to a few terabytes of data on locally attached Flash drives or in RAM
  • Optimized for storing small to medium size key-values on fast storage -- flash devices or in-memory
  • Scales linearly with number of CPUs so that it works well on ARM processors

"Powerful query language" is the top reason why over 46 developers like RethinkDB, while over 2 developers mention "Very fast" as the leading cause for choosing RocksDB.

RethinkDB and RocksDB are both open source tools. It seems that RethinkDB with 22.4K GitHub stars and 1.74K forks on GitHub has more adoption than RocksDB with 14.3K GitHub stars and 3.12K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, RethinkDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 37 company stacks & 25 developers stacks; compared to RocksDB, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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 RocksDB?

RocksDB is an embeddable persistent key-value store for fast storage. RocksDB can also be the foundation for a client-server database but our current focus is on embedded workloads. RocksDB builds on LevelDB to be scalable to run on servers with many CPU cores, to efficiently use fast storage, to support IO-bound, in-memory and write-once workloads, and to be flexible to allow for innovation.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose RethinkDB?
Why do developers choose RocksDB?

Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

What are the cons of using RethinkDB?
What are the cons of using RocksDB?
    Be the first to leave a con
      Be the first to leave a con
      What companies use RethinkDB?
      What companies use RocksDB?

      Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

      What tools integrate with RethinkDB?
      What tools integrate with RocksDB?
      What are some alternatives to RethinkDB and RocksDB?
      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
      Cockroach Labs is the company building CockroachDB, an open source, survivable, strongly consistent, scale-out SQL database.
      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.
      See all alternatives
      Decisions about RethinkDB and RocksDB
      No stack decisions found
      Interest over time
      Reviews of RethinkDB and RocksDB
      No reviews found
      How developers use RethinkDB and RocksDB
      Avatar of Sine Wave Entertainment
      Sine Wave Entertainment uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      High-speed update-aware storage used in our region server infrastructure; provides a good middle layer for storage of rapidly modified information.

      Avatar of Runbook
      Runbook uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Main database, using it in multiple datacenters in an active-active configuration.

      Avatar of Tobe O
      Tobe O uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Angel includes support for multiple databases, out-of-the-box.

      Avatar of Mike MacCana
      Mike MacCana uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      As a boring document oriented database with safe defaults.

      Avatar of Domraider
      Domraider uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Sharded and replicated storage, NoSQL with joins

      How much does RethinkDB cost?
      How much does RocksDB cost?
      Pricing unavailable
      Pricing unavailable