Riak vs. RocksDB



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What is Riak?

Riak is a distributed database designed to deliver maximum data availability by distributing data across multiple servers. As long as your client can reach one Riak server, it should be able to write data. In most failure scenarios, the data you want to read should be available, although it may not be the most up-to-date version of that data.

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.

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Why do developers choose Riak?
Why do you like Riak?

Why do developers choose RocksDB?
Why do you like RocksDB?

What are the cons of using Riak?
No Cons submitted yet for Riak
Downsides of Riak?

What are the cons of using RocksDB?
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Downsides of RocksDB?

What companies use Riak?
19 companies on StackShare use Riak
What companies use RocksDB?
9 companies on StackShare use RocksDB
What tools integrate with Riak?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Riak
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Riak and RocksDB?

  • MySQL - The world's most popular open source database
  • PostgreSQL - A powerful, open source object-relational database system
  • MongoDB - The database for giant ideas
  • MariaDB - An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL

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