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RethinkDB vs TimescaleDB: What are the differences?

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; TimescaleDB: Scalable time-series database optimized for fast ingest and complex queries. Purpose-built as a PostgreSQL extension. TimescaleDB is the only open-source time-series database that natively supports full-SQL at scale, combining the power, reliability, and ease-of-use of a relational database with the scalability typically seen in NoSQL databases.

RethinkDB and TimescaleDB belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.

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, TimescaleDB provides the following key features:

  • Packaged as a PostgreSQL extension
  • Full ANSI SQL
  • JOINs (e.g., across PostgreSQL tables)

RethinkDB and TimescaleDB are both open source tools. RethinkDB with 22.4K GitHub stars and 1.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than TimescaleDB with 7.28K GitHub stars and 385 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, RethinkDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 37 company stacks & 25 developers stacks; compared to TimescaleDB, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 3 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 TimescaleDB?

TimescaleDB: An open-source database built for analyzing time-series data with the power and convenience of SQL — on premise, at the edge, or in the cloud.
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      What are some alternatives to RethinkDB and TimescaleDB?
      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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      How developers use RethinkDB and TimescaleDB
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      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.

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      Runbook uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

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

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      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.

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      Domraider uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

      Sharded and replicated storage, NoSQL with joins

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