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RethinkDB vs Vitess: 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 Vitess? It is a database clustering system for horizontal scaling of MySQL. It is a database solution for deploying, scaling and managing large clusters of MySQL instances. It鈥檚 architected to run as effectively in a public or private cloud architecture as it does on dedicated hardware. It combines and extends many important MySQL features with the scalability of a NoSQL database.

RethinkDB and Vitess 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, Vitess provides the following key features:

  • Scalability
  • Connection pooling
  • Manageability

RethinkDB is an open source tool with 22.4K GitHub stars and 1.74K GitHub forks. Here's a link to RethinkDB's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 Vitess?

It is a database solution for deploying, scaling and managing large clusters of MySQL instances. It鈥檚 architected to run as effectively in a public or private cloud architecture as it does on dedicated hardware. It combines and extends many important MySQL features with the scalability of a NoSQL database.
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        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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        Vitess
        Vitess
        MySQL
        MySQL

        They're critical to the business data and operated by an ecosystem of tools. But once the tools have been used, it was important to verify that the data remains as expected at all times. Even with the best efforts to prevent errors, inconsistencies are bound to creep at any stage. In order to test the code in a comprehensive manner, Slack developed a structure known as a consistency check framework.

        This is a responsive and personalized framework that can meaningfully analyze and report on your data with a number of proactive and reactive benefits. This framework is important because it can help with repair and recovery from an outage or bug, it can help ensure effective data migration through scripts that test the code post-migration, and find bugs throughout the database. This framework helped prevent duplication and identifies the canonical code in each case, running as reusable code.

        The framework was created by creating generic versions of the scanning and reporting code and an interface for the checking code. The checks could be run from the command line and either a single team could be scanned or the whole system. The process was improved over time to further customize the checks and make them more specific. In order to make this framework accessible to everyone, a GUI was added and connected to the internal administrative system. The framework was also modified to include code that can fix certain problems, while others are left for manual intervention. For Slack, such a tool proved extremely beneficial in ensuring data integrity both internally and externally.

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        艁ukasz Korecki
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        PostgreSQL
        PostgreSQL
        MongoDB
        MongoDB
        RethinkDB
        RethinkDB

        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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        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.

        Avatar of Tobe O
        Tobe O uses RethinkDBRethinkDB

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

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        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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