RethinkDB is production ready

​I’ve been following the development of RethinkDB since I first heard about it a few years ago. My excitement over it has only grown over time.

RethinkDB is an open source database that fits somewhere between a relational database like MySQL or PostgreSQL and newer schema-less databases like MongoDB. However, it’s got a few things I don’t think any other database has.

RethinkDB pushes results to your app in real time

Typically, you’d need a separate Publish-Subscribe system in place to do this.

With RethinkDB, you can start a query and request to get changes. Your app will automatically receive any changed data related to your query after that.

If you want something that’s closer to current Publish-Subscribe methods, RethinkDB has you covered there, too, with their repubsub library.

It’s insanely easy to cluster

This is right from their docs.

First, start RethinkDB on the first machine:

$ rethinkdb --bind all

Then start RethinkDB on the second machine:

$ rethinkdb --join IP_OF_FIRST_MACHINE:29015 --bind all

You now have a RethinkDB cluster!

That’s it.

RethinkDB’s web-based console is beautiful

RethinkDB comes with web-based console that most IT departments will want to display on the wall.

Read the official announcement at Rethink’s blog.