DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > MariaDB vs. RethinkDB

System Properties Comparison MariaDB vs. RethinkDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Our visitors often compare MariaDB and RethinkDB with MongoDB, MySQL and Firebase Realtime Database.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameMariaDB  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL application compatible open source RDBMS, enhanced with high availability, security, interoperability and performance capabilities. MariaDB ColumnStore provides a column-oriented storage engine and MariaDB Xpand supports distributed SQL.DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith OQGraph storage engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score93.89
Rank#12  Overall
#8  Relational DBMS
Score4.06
Rank#83  Overall
#14  Document stores
Websitemariadb.com infoSite of MariaDB Corporation
mariadb.org infoSite of MariaDB Foundation
rethinkdb.com
Technical documentationmariadb.com/­kb/­en/­libraryrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperMariaDB Corporation Ab (MariaDB Enterprise),
MariaDB Foundation (community MariaDB Server) infoThe lead developer Monty Widenius is the original author of MySQL
The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release20092009
Current release10.5.9 , February 20212.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial enterprise subscription availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
SkySQL (The Ultimate MariaDB Cloud): The first and only DBaaS to bring the full power of MariaDB Platform to the cloud, combining powerful enterprise features and world-class support with unrivaled ease of use and groundbreaking innovation.
Implementation languageC and C++C++
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
Solaris
Windows infoColumnStore storage engine not available on Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyes infoDynamic columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infowith proprietary extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes infoPL/SQL compatibility added with version 10.3
TriggersyesClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesseveral options for horizontal partitioning and ShardingSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infonot for MyISAM storage engineno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infonot for MyISAM storage engineAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infonot for in-memory storage engineyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes infowith MEMORY storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infousers and table-level permissions
More information provided by the system vendor
MariaDBRethinkDB
Specific characteristicsMariaDB is the most powerful open source relational database – modern SQL and JSON...
» more
Competitive advantagesMariaDB has many features unavailable in other open source relational databases....
» more
Typical application scenariosWeb, SaaS and Cloud operational/transactional applications that require high availability,...
» more
Key customersDeutsche Bank, DBS Bank, Nasdaq, Red Hat, ServiceNow, Verizon and Walgreens Featured...
» more
Market metricsMariaDB is the default database in the LAMP stack supplied by Red Hat and SUSE Linux,...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesClusterControl: the only management system you’ll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure.
» more

Navicat for MariaDB provides a native environment for MariaDB database management and development.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
MariaDBRethinkDB
DB-Engines blog posts

MariaDB strengthens its position in the open source RDBMS market
5 April 2018, Matthias Gelbmann

PostgreSQL is the DBMS of the Year 2017
2 January 2018, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Big gains for Relational Database Management Systems in DB-Engines Ranking
2 February 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

show all

Meet some database management systems you are likely to hear more about in the future
4 August 2014, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Global Relational Databases Software Market 2025: Microsoft, MySQL, Oracle, SAP, PostgreSQL, Amazon RDS, IBM, MariaDB, Informix, Teradata, SQLite – The Bisouv Network
26 February 2021, The Bisouv Network

NoSQL Market Growth Share, 2026 Top Companies Analysis – MariaDB, MongoDB, Oracle Database, IBM Corporation, PostgreSQL, Hibernate, Couchbase
23 February 2021, NY Market Reports

Global Enterprise Database Management System (DBMS) Market 2025: Oracle Corporation, Embarcadero Technologies, SAP, IBM Corporation, MarkLogic, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft Corporation, Amazon WebServices, Enterprise, InterSystems, Cloudera, MariaDB Corporation, Teradata etc.
28 February 2021, The Bisouv Network

Relational Databases Software Market Consumption Analysis, Growth Forecast by Manufacturers – MariaDB, SAP, Microsoft, SQLite, Amazon RDS, Teradata, IBM, Informix, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle
22 February 2021, NY Market Reports

How to host your own local Git repository with Gogs
16 February 2021, TechRepublic

provided by Google News

Global Open Source Software Market Insights Report 2021-2026 : Alfresco, Canonical, RethinkDB, Epson, Acquia, Cleversafe, OpenText
27 February 2021, NY Market Reports

Open Source Software Market Technological Innovation by Key Players Intel, Epson, IBM, Transcend, Oracle, Acquia, Actuate – KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper
22 February 2021, KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

Open Source Software Market Qualitative Analysis of the Leading Players and Competitive Industry Scenario, 2025: Intel, Epson, IBM, Transcend, Oracle, Acquia, OpenText, Alfresco, Astaro, RethinkDB, Canonical, ClearCenter, Cleversafe, Compiere, Continuent – Express Keeper
25 February 2021, Express Keeper

Global Document Databases Software Market Latest Technological Advancements 2026: MongoDB, Amazon, ArangoDB, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase etc. – NeighborWebSJ
26 February 2021, NeighborWebSJ

NoSQL Software Market Demand, Booming Worldwide and Strategic Outlook to 2025 | MongoDB, OrientDB, Amazon, Azure Cosmos DB, Couchbase, ArangoDB, CouchDB, MarkLogic
11 February 2021, NeighborWebSJ

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Database Administrator
New Mexico Courts, Santa Fe, NM

USA Based WordPress Website Wizard
eXcelisys, Remote

Sr. Oracle DBA
Travelers, Saint Paul, MN

Linux System Administrator
AccuWebHosting.Com, New Jersey

Database Administrator #00035418-21800
Administrative Office of the Courts, Santa Fe, NM

Full Stack Ruby Engineer
Showcase IDX, Georgia

Full Stack Data Scientist
Clara Foods, South San Francisco, CA

Senior Level System Development Engineer
HiveIO, Remote

Java Software Engineer (Java 11, Spring, Spring Boot, Hibernate ORM)
Zscaler, Burlington, MA

Sr. Java Software Engineer
Zscaler, Burlington, MA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Vertica logo

The fastest unified analytical warehouse at extreme scale with in-database Machine Learning. Try Vertica for free with no time limit.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 5 GB free..

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Present your product here