A collection of free and open source NoSQL databases including Column-Family, Document Store, Graph Database, Key-Value Database. Sourced under a creative commons. This list will be updated regularly. Email over the URL, if you wish to be included.

No-sql column-family, document store, graph database, key-value database 


  • Apache HBase – Hadoop database, a distributed, big data store.
  • Cassandra – Distributed DBMS designed to handle large amounts of data across many servers.
  • Hypertable – C++ based BigTable-like DBMS, communicates through Thrift and runs either as stand-alone or on distributed FS such as Hadoop.

Document Store.

  • CouchDB – Ease of use, with multi-master replication document-oriented database system.
  • ElasticSearch – Java based database, popular with log aggregation, and email archiving projects.
  • MongoDB – Another document-oriented database system.
  • RavenDB – Document based database with ACID/Transactional features.
  • RethinkDB – Open source distributed document store database, focuses on JSON.


  • FlockDB – Twitter’s distributed, fault-tolerant graph database.
  • Neo4j – Open source graph database.


  • Couchbase – In-memory, replicated, peristent key/value datastore.
  • LevelDB – Google’s high performance key/value database.
  • Redis – Networked, in-memory, key-value data store with optional durability.
  • Riak – Another fault-tolerant key-value NoSQL database.

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