Push Databases with RethinkDB CEO Slava Akhmechet

RethinkDB is an open-source database for the realtime web.

RethinkDB pushes changes to the applicationĀ rather than waiting for a request.

Slava Akhmechet is the CEO of RethinkDB.


  • RethinkDB supports a “push” model rather than request handling. Why?
  • What are some use cases for pushing data?
  • What does the full-stack architecture look like when the database has push?
  • What did you learn from the Meteor team?
  • Is RethinkDB like a database with a messaging layer built in?
  • How do you define the “real-time” buzzword?
  • What are the transaction, data, and consistency models?



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