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System Properties Comparison Altibase vs. CockroachDB vs. InterSystems IRIS

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NameAltibase  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn enterprise grade, high-performance RDBMSCockroachDB 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.A containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalability
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.12
Rank#166  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Score6.47
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score1.70
Rank#134  Overall
#22  Document stores
#25  Key-value stores
#3  Object oriented DBMS
#65  Relational DBMS
Websitealtibase.comwww.cockroachlabs.comwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-iris
Technical documentationgithub.com/­ALTIBASE/­Documents/­tree/­master/­Manualswww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.cls
DeveloperAltibaseCockroach LabsInterSystems
Initial release199920152018
Current releasev7.1.0.5.3, March 202121.1.2, June 20212020.2, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infosince February 2018Open Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Go
Server operating systemsAIX
HP-UX
Linux
Linux
macOS
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeyesdynamic schemadepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL-92yes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBCJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C++
Java
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresstored procedures and stored functionsnoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal 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 RAFTSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication using RAFTSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlyes
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Specific characteristicsAltibase is an enterprise grade open source DBMS . It allows for high performance...
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CockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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InterSystems IRIS is a complete cloud-first data platform which includes a multi-model...
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Competitive advantagesSince its inception, Altibase has been renowned for its in-memory capabilities. Altibase...
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- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Typical application scenariosAltibase has been deployed for over 6000 mission-critical use cases that demand hundreds...
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System of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Key customersSince 1999, Altibase has served over 600 enterprise clients including 9 Fortune Global...
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Comcast, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, TuneGo, Shipt,...
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Market metricsOver 600 global enterprise clients including 8 Fortune Global 500 companies Over...
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8K+ long-running clusters 1.2K+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 4K+ CockroachCloud...
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Licensing and pricing modelsNo License Cost Altibase is an open source DBMS which includes its sharding Subscription...
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- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
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