r2d2 VS rust-postgres

Compare r2d2 vs rust-postgres and see what are their differences.


A generic connection pool for Rust (by sfackler)


Native PostgreSQL driver for the Rust programming language (by sfackler)
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r2d2 rust-postgres
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1,193 2,778
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2.7 8.4
3 months ago 8 days ago
Rust Rust
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of r2d2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of rust-postgres. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-28.
  • Push-Based Outbox Pattern with Postgres Logical Replication
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Oct 2022
  • Cómo usar gRPC con Rust Tonic y Postgres con ejemplos
    2 projects | dev.to | 11 Jun 2022
    En este post aprendermos a usar Rust, Tonic y la crate gRPC, y implementaremos un CRUD con Postgresql database.
  • Reviews of the Diesel ORM, are there better alternatives?
    11 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 15 May 2022
    I can understand that this can be frustrating and I know that the situation there is not ideal for diesel. There are certainly things to improve there by either providing a bundling support which builds the native library as part of the normal build process or by implementing a pure rust connection implementation. Both is possible with diesel, but requires some work. At least the pure rust connection implementation is something that can be provided by a third party crate now with upcoming diesel 2.0 release. If you are interested in that checkout this and this issue. As for the bundling support: This requires changes in the mysqlclient-sys and pq-sys crates. Again help there is welcome. In the end it makes me sad that some people have repeating decided that a solution to this problem is to write just another crate instead of helping to fix these issues. This just results in everyone have more work to do, as there are now two non-perfect solutions instead of having one slightly improved solution.
  • GitHub - tzConnectBerlin/rust-pg_bigdecimal: A Rust native datatype for Postgres' Numeric type, to be used with Rust's "Postgres" library.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 14 Jan 2022
    We created this little library to have a fully native type for Postgres Numerics with the rust-postgres (https://github.com/sfackler/rust-postgres) library.
  • pigeon-rs: Open source email automation written in Rust
    5 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 20 Nov 2021
    The problem with a crate like postgres is that you have to define the types of the query at compile-time. And if you use the simple query protocol in postgres, you just get a bunch of strings, i.e. no proper typing at all. However, for maximal flexibility arbitrary queries should work in pigeon, without knowing the database schema.
  • Announcing Usual -- a small nORM wrapper to make dealing with SQL easier (like tokio-postgres)
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 25 Aug 2021
    Some nifty things about usual: - It's a generic wrapper over any SQL "row" object. The first implementation that's provided is for tokio-postgres, but traits are available to implement over whatever you'd like. - It provides static typing for partial queries. That is, it supports fetching a subset of fields from a row and makes a unique type for the return value. This gives you some neat-o type safety like this:
  • How to use gRPC with Rust Tonic and Postgres database with examples
    3 projects | dev.to | 13 May 2021
    In this post, we will learn how to use Rust Tonic gRPC crate. We will learn how to implement CRUD with Postgresql database.
  • Hey Rustaceans! Got an easy question? Ask here (12/2021)!
    15 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 22 Mar 2021
    (see: https://github.com/sfackler/rust-postgres/blob/e15c9b1415f69821799f1370246581c1600a6196/postgres-protocol/src/types/mod.rs#L137)
  • Scylla Developer Hackathon: Rust Driver
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 18 Feb 2021
    Driver is a typical database driver which allows your code to communicated with the database. ex: https://github.com/sfackler/rust-postgres
  • Rust Foundation: Hello, World
    12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Feb 2021
    I just launched a jigsaw puzzle website last week that has a backend API written in Rust and uses the postgres crate [1].

    Since this is a side project for me, there wasn't much risk if it ended up being a bad decision. Multiple times throughout the project I got frustrated with the DX of existing http frameworks I tried and ended up building my own [2] on top of hyper. However, after launching my site and seeing how it performs in production, I could not be happier with the result! I had a bit of Rust experience before the project but learned a lot more through building this.

    For you and others, I think it really depends on the situation. Building a Rust CRUD app will likely take longer than the other languages you're used to as the ecosystem is under heavy development, especially with async/await. So if you or your team are in a rush, I'll just echo that you should build with the tools you already know. If you have time and budget to experiment like I did, it might be worthwhile and I can promise it will be fun :)

    [1]: https://github.com/sfackler/rust-postgres

    [2]: https://twitter.com/jakedeichert/status/1205230350160539650

What are some alternatives?

When comparing r2d2 and rust-postgres you can also consider the following projects:

diesel - A safe, extensible ORM and Query Builder for Rust

MeiliSearch - A lightning-fast search engine that fits effortlessly into your apps, websites, and workflow.

redis-rs - Redis library for rust

sqlx - 🧰 The Rust SQL Toolkit. An async, pure Rust SQL crate featuring compile-time checked queries without a DSL. Supports PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, and MSSQL.

tikv - Distributed transactional key-value database, originally created to complement TiDB

rust-mysql-simple - Mysql client library implemented in rust.

rusqlite - Ergonomic bindings to SQLite for Rust

rust-etcd - An etcd client library for Rust.


rust-rocksdb - rust wrapper for rocksdb

mysql_async - Asyncronous Rust Mysql driver based on Tokio.

SQLite - Interface to SQLite