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DBMS > AlaSQL vs. CockroachDB vs. H2 vs. Rockset

System Properties Comparison AlaSQL vs. CockroachDB vs. H2 vs. Rockset

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionJavaScript DBMS libraryCockroachDB is a distributed database architected for modern cloud applications. It is wire compatible with PostgreSQL and backed by a Key-Value Store, which is either RocksDB or a purpose-built derivative, called Pebble.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.A scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score7.85
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score9.83
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#233  Overall
#36  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.cockroachlabs.comwww.h2database.comrockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmldocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCockroach LabsThomas MuellerRockset
Initial release2014201520052019
Current release21.1.2, June 20212.1.210, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptGoJavaC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
macOS
Windows
All OS with a Java VMhosted
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemayesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesdynamic typing
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nononono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to SQL99, but no user access control, stored procedures and host language bindings.yes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyesRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCJDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
JavaGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnonehorizontal partitioning (by key range) infoall tables are translated to an ordered KV store and then broken down into 64MB ranges, which are then used as replicas in RAFTnoneAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication using RAFTWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console
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Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Key customersComcast, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc, Bitski,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 2.5K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 15K+ CockroachDB...
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Licensing and pricing models- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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