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’s 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:
- Connection pooling
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.