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DocumentDB alternatives

  • MySQL Community Edition

  • MySQL Community Edition is a freely downloadable version of the world's most popular open source database that is supported by an active community of open source developers and enthusiasts.

    tags: database rdbms sql t-sql
  • MariaDB

  • MariaDB is a backward compatible, drop-in replacement of the MySQL® Database Server. It includes all major open source storage engines.

    tags: database database-free sql
  • MongoDB

  • MongoDB (from "humongous") is a scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL database. The database is document-oriented so it manages collections of JSON-like documents. Many applications can thus model data in a more natural way, as data can be nested in complex hierarchies and still be query-able and indexable.

    tags: database database-replication document-database gridfs indexed
  • CouchDB

  • Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP / JSON API. It includes incremental map / reduce mechanics for queries and keeps data safe with an append-only datastore.

    tags: database developer-tools http javascript json
  • RethinkDB

  • RethinkDB pushes JSON to your apps in realtime.

    tags: Discontinued database distributed-database json nosql
  • Apache Cassandra

  • Apache Cassandra has become the leading NoSQL platform driving many of today's modern business applications by offering continuous availability, high scalability and performance, strong security, and operational simplicity while lowering overall cost of ownership.

    tags: database nosql rdbms sql
  • Oracle Database

  • Oracle Database delivers industry leading performance, scalability, security and reliability on a choice of clustered or single-servers running Windows, Linux, and UNIX. It provides comprehensive features to easily manage the most demanding transaction processing, business intelligence, and content management applications.

    tags: business-database database rdbms sap
  • CockroachDB

  • Cockroach is a distributed key/value datastore which supports ACID transactional semantics and versioned values as first-class features. The primary design goal is global consistency and survivability, hence the name. Cockroach aims to tolerate disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention. Cockroach nodes are symmetric; a design goal is one binary with minimal configuration and no required auxiliary services.

    tags: acid-transactional-semantics business-database business-intelligence developer-tools json
  • CouchBase

  • Couchbase is the NoSQL database market share leader, with production deployments at AOL, Deutsche Post, NTT Docomo,, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Zynga and hundreds of other organizations worldwide. Couchbase products enable a more flexible, scalable, high-performance, and cost-effective approach to data management than relational database solutions and are particularly well suited for web applications deployed on virtualized or cloud infrastructures, and mobile applications requiring real-time data synchronization between devices and the cloud. Couchbase is a privately held company funded by Accel Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund and North Bridge Venture Partners. »

    tags: database nosql
  • ArangoDB

  • ArangoDB database is an open-source NoSQL solution with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values.

    tags: database document-database graph-database key-value nosql