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

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NameAlaSQL  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.55
Rank#230  Overall
#35  Document stores
#111  Relational DBMS
Score7.85
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score24.95
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.54
Rank#233  Overall
#36  Document stores
Websitealasql.orgwww.cockroachlabs.comwww.memcached.orgrockset.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­agershun/­alasqlwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.rockset.com
DeveloperAndrey Gershun & Mathias R. WulffCockroach LabsDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalRockset
Initial release2014201520032019
Current release21.1.2, June 20211.6.15, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT-LicenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaScriptGoCC++
Server operating systemsserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)Linux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemaschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesnodynamic 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.nonono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesnoyesnoall 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 PostgreSQLnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJavaScript APIJDBCProprietary protocolHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesJavaScriptC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersyesnonono
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 RAFTnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayes infoonly for local storage and DOM-storageACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infoby using IndexedDB, SQL.JS or proprietary FileStorageyesnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolAccess 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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