Go Database

Open-source Go projects categorized as Database

Top 23 Go Database Projects

  • prometheus

    The Prometheus monitoring system and time series database.

    Latest mention: Troubleshooting the right way | dev.to | 2021-01-25

    It worked! Stopping Prometheus broke the active connection that Prometheus previously had with NewRelic. I wasn't aware that remote_write keeps an active connection; I was sure it just sends the data and closes the connection. Apparently, it is documented in the official changelog of Prometheus - 1.8.0 / 2017-10-06 - "..Remote storage connections use HTTP keep-alive..

  • etcd

    Distributed reliable key-value store for the most critical data of a distributed system

    Latest mention: Gopher Gold #16 - Wed Oct 21 2020 | dev.to | 2020-10-21

    etcd-io/etcd (Go): Distributed reliable key-value store for the most critical data of a distributed system

  • tidb

    TiDB is an open source distributed HTAP database compatible with the MySQL protocol

    Latest mention: Gopher Gold #21 - Wed Nov 25 2020 | dev.to | 2020-11-24

    pingcap/tidb (Go): TiDB is an open source distributed HTAP database compatible with the MySQL protocol

  • InfluxDB

    Scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics

    Latest mention: Cannot set the Window Period when creating a check in the Alerts page. Anybody else having this issue? Just greyed out on the auto setting... Using v2.0.3 docker image | reddit.com/r/influxdb | 2021-01-19

    Can you file an issue on https://github.com/influxdata/influxdb/issues? That way I can have an engineer look into it

  • cockroach

    CockroachDB - the open source, cloud-native distributed SQL database.

    Latest mention: [SL] MangaDex Third Anniversary - Staff AMA | reddit.com/r/manga | 2021-01-24

    However if you ever fancy going for a newer tech, CockroachDB is a recent take on distributed SQL databases that's built with scalability in mind. Though from i gathered, deploying it is kind of an experiment in itself.

  • dgraph

    Native GraphQL Database with graph backend

    Latest mention: Ask HN: Which are the best go repositories to read to learn the language? | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-17

    I believe the best of the best use of Golang is being done by Dgraph.

    They are the The world’s most advanced native GraphQL database with a graph backend.

    Checkout their GitHub repo.



  • jaeger

    CNCF Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing Platform

    Latest mention: The First Jaeger Tracing as a Service | dev.to | 2021-01-13

    Our contributions already made their way into the recent project releases. We're working on bigger projects such as the Aggregated Trace Metrics proposal, to make Jaeger even more impactful, and with a more delighting user experience.

  • vitess

    Vitess is a database clustering system for horizontal scaling of MySQL.

  • go-sql-driver/mysql

    Go MySQL Driver is a MySQL driver for Go's (golang) database/sql package

    Latest mention: Web Development in Go: Middleware, Templating, Databases & Beyond | dev.to | 2021-01-27

    For example, here's how to use the MySQL driver package with database/sql:

  • groupcache

    groupcache is a caching and cache-filling library, intended as a replacement for memcached in many cases.

    Latest mention: Ask HN: Which are the best go repositories to read to learn the language? | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-17

    I really enjoyed google's https://github.com/golang/groupcache. Learned both about the language, and quality network application design

  • badger

    Fast key-value DB in Go.

  • TinyGo

    Go compiler for small places. Microcontrollers, WebAssembly, and command-line tools. Based on LLVM.

    Latest mention: The first time I coded in Go | reddit.com/r/ProgrammerHumor | 2021-01-15

    there's also TinyGo, though it's more specialized and doesn't support everything within the language (yet?).

  • rqlite

    The lightweight, distributed relational database built on SQLite.

    Latest mention: rqlite/rqlite | reddit.com/r/devopsish | 2021-01-23
  • noms

    The versioned, forkable, syncable database

    Latest mention: CondensationDB: Build secure and collaborative apps [open-source] | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-25

    People that are interested in a similar feature set should check out https://github.com/attic-labs/noms and the SQL fork of Noms, https://github.com/dolthub/dolt

  • Tile38

    Real-time Geospatial and Geofencing

  • pgweb

    Cross-platform client for PostgreSQL databases

  • migrate

    Database migrations. CLI and Golang library.

    Latest mention: 10 - Dependency Injection and App Demo | dev.to | 2020-11-21

    I ended up using a tool called golang-migrate CLI to create and apply migrations. Check out the link for instructions on how to install the CLI on your OS. I'm just going to install the CLI directly on my machine as it's a bit simpler than setting it up inside of Docker.

  • kingshard

    A high-performance MySQL proxy

  • go-cache

    An in-memory key:value store/cache (similar to Memcached) library for Go, suitable for single-machine applications.

  • BigCache

    Efficient cache for gigabytes of data written in Go.

  • go-pg

    Golang ORM with focus on PostgreSQL features and performance

    Latest mention: A Proposal for Adding Generics to Go | news.ycombinator.com | 2021-01-12

    This one is mostly excellent: https://github.com/go-pg/pg

  • goleveldb

    LevelDB key/value database in Go.

  • bbolt

    An embedded key/value database for Go.

    Latest mention: But how, exactly, databases use mmap? | dev.to | 2021-01-20

    The original bolt repository is no longer maintained. A fork of bolt called bbolt is maintained and used by etcd. If you are not familiar with bolt, I recommend the articles Intro to BoltDB: Painless Performant Persistence and Bolt — an embedded key/value database for Go .

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-01-27.


What are some of the best open-source Database projects in Go? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 prometheus 34,970
2 etcd 34,514
3 tidb 26,617
4 InfluxDB 20,340
5 cockroach 19,804
6 dgraph 14,720
7 jaeger 12,696
8 vitess 11,299
9 go-sql-driver/mysql 10,434
10 groupcache 9,728
11 badger 8,744
12 TinyGo 7,393
13 rqlite 7,367
14 noms 7,319
15 Tile38 7,227
16 pgweb 6,740
17 migrate 5,670
18 kingshard 5,531
19 go-cache 4,636
20 BigCache 4,602
21 go-pg 4,334
22 goleveldb 4,101
23 bbolt 4,009