Chapter 1. The RethinkDB Architecture and Data Model

RethinkDB is a real-time, open source distributed database. It stores JSON documents (basically unstructured data) in an operable format with distribution (sharding and replication). It also provides the real-time push of JSON data to the server, which redefines the entire real-time web application development.

In this chapter, we will look over its architecture and key elements in order to understand how RethinkDB supports these awesome features with high performance. We will also look over data modeling along with SQL operations in NoSQL, that is, joins.

Here is the list of topics we are going to cover in this chapter:

  • RethinkDB architectural components
  • Sharding and replication in RethinkDB
  • RethinkDB ...

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