The Open-Source Database For The Realtime Web

RethinkDB is the first open-source, scalable JSON database built from the ground up for the realtime web.

It inverts the traditional database architecture by exposing an exciting new access model – instead of polling for changes, the developer can tell RethinkDB to continuously push updated query results to applications in realtime.

RethinkDB’s realtime push architecture dramatically reduces the time and effort necessary to build scalable realtime apps.

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Schema-free, document data model

Simple REST Api

Realtime Push

Scales with clusters

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    We deliver high performance database systems primed to make your application a success.


    Automatic Replication

    Once your instance is created, it's automatically replicated to a secondary hot standby server - auto-*magically*.

    Server Health Monitor

    Easily get a birds eye view of real-time load and key performance metrics. Head off potential performance issues.

    Automatic Backup

    Lightbase has you covered - backups are automatic. Plus, you can backup on-demand.

    Management Console

    Best-in-class product console designed for RethinkDB. Everything you need to hit the ground running.

    Key Performance Metrics

    Best-in-class systems to deliver key performance metrics needed for proper database optimization.


    Lightbase proactively notifies you of server events, status of long running jobs, and backups.

    Multiple Deployments

    360 degree view of all databases, machines and instances in a single location.

    Server Logs

    Get convenient access to server logs right inside the Lightbase deployment console.


    Control your machines, obtain access info and get management level information about your deployments.