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RethinkDB vs SQLite: 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 SQLite? A software library that implements a self-contained, serverless, zero-configuration, transactional SQL database engine. 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.

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

"Powerful query language" is the top reason why over 46 developers like RethinkDB, while over 151 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing SQLite.

RethinkDB is an open source tool with 22.3K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RethinkDB's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, SQLite has a broader approval, being mentioned in 313 company stacks & 470 developers stacks; compared to RethinkDB, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 25 developer stacks.

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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 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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    What are some alternatives to RethinkDB and SQLite?
    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.
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    Decisions about RethinkDB and SQLite
    Łukasz Korecki
    Łukasz Korecki
    CTO & Co-founder at EnjoyHQ · | 12 upvotes · 112.3K views
    atEnjoyHQEnjoyHQ
    RethinkDB
    RethinkDB
    MongoDB
    MongoDB
    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL

    We initially chose RethinkDB because of the schema-less document store features, and better durability resilience/story than MongoDB In the end, it didn't work out quite as we expected: there's plenty of scalability issues, it's near impossible to run analytical workloads and small community makes working with Rethink a challenge. We're in process of migrating all our workloads to PostgreSQL and hopefully, we will be able to decommission our RethinkDB deployment soon.

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    Daniel Quinn
    Daniel Quinn
    Senior Developer at Workfinder · | 2 upvotes · 108.9K views
    atThe Paperless ProjectThe Paperless Project
    SQLite
    SQLite
    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL

    SQLite is a tricky beast. It's great if you're working single-threaded, but a Terrible Idea if you've got more than one concurrent connection. You use it because it's easy to setup, light, and portable (it's just a file).

    In Paperless, we've built a self-hosted web application, so it makes sense to standardise on something small & light, and as we don't have to worry about multiple connections (it's just you using the app), it's a perfect fit.

    For users wanting to scale Paperless up to a multi-user environment though, we do provide the hooks to switch to PostgreSQL .

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    How developers use RethinkDB and SQLite
    Avatar of Romans Malinovskis
    Romans Malinovskis uses SQLiteSQLite

    We build queries in PHP with DSQL that work with SQLite. We also have SQLite data controller, so that you can build SQLite-based models.

    Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
    Coolfront Technologies uses SQLiteSQLite

    Used during the "build process" of Coolfront Mobile's Flat rate search engine database. Flat rate data that resides in Salesforce is transformed using SQLite into a format that is usable for our mobile Flat rate search engine (AKA: Charlie).

    Avatar of Sripathi Krishnan
    Sripathi Krishnan uses SQLiteSQLite

    RDBTools is a self-hosted application, and it is important that the installation process is simple. With SQLite, we create a new database file for every analysis. Once the analysis is done, the SQLite file can be thrown away easily.

    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 Perljobs.Ru
    Perljobs.Ru uses SQLiteSQLite

    All the dynamic data (i.e.: jobs) is stored in a simple SQLite database.

    Все динамические данные (вакансии) хранятся в простой SQLite БД.

    Avatar of A. M. Douglas
    A. M. Douglas uses SQLiteSQLite

    There's really no call for something heavier for this site. SQLite is simple, easy to use and quite reliable given its age.

    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

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