DB-EnginesInfluxDB: Focus on building software with an easy-to-use serverless, scalable time series platformEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Amazon DynamoDB vs. CockroachDB vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison Amazon DynamoDB vs. CockroachDB vs. TerarkDB

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameAmazon DynamoDB  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHosted, scalable database service by Amazon with the data stored in Amazons cloudCockroachDB 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 key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Key-value store
Relational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score79.85
Rank#16  Overall
#2  Document stores
#2  Key-value stores
Score6.97
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#325  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.cockroachlabs.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­dynamodbwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperAmazonCockroach LabsTerark
Initial release201220152016
Current release21.1.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree tier for a limited amount of database operationsOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
CockroachCloud: Get your applications to market faster with a fully managed CockroachDB instance. Leave the daily maintenance, security, and operations of your database to us, and spend more time building apps and running your business.
Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLno
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIJDBCC++ API
Java API
Supported programming languages.Net
ColdFusion
Erlang
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyes infoby integration with AWS Lambdanono
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 RAFTnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication using RAFTnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsno infomay be implemented via Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Amazon EMR)nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be specified for read operations
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoACID across one or more tables within a single AWS account and regionACIDno
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Role-based access controlno
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon DynamoDBCockroachDBTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
» more
Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
» more
Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
» more
Key customersComcast, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
» more
Market metrics6.7K+ long-running clusters 2.2K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 10.5K+ CockroachDB...
» more
Licensing and pricing models- Apache 2.0 for core features released up to and including the 19.1 release - Time-limited...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
Amazon DynamoDBCockroachDBTerarkDB
DB-Engines blog posts

Cloud-based DBMS's popularity grows at high rates
12 December 2019, Paul Andlinger

The popularity of cloud-based DBMSs has increased tenfold in four years
7 February 2017, Matthias Gelbmann

Increased popularity for consuming DBMS services out of the cloud
2 October 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Recent citations in the news

Everything You Need to Know About AWS DynamoDB
28 May 2021, hackernoon.com

A better way to query DynamoDB data with SQL
10 March 2021, TechTarget

NoSQL Databases are the Problem, Not the Solution
3 January 2022, Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence

Clumio Discover gives customers full view of AWS snapshots
27 May 2021, TechTarget

Triggering AWS Lambda Events with DynamoDB Integration
28 April 2021, hackernoon.com

provided by Google News

Cockroach Labs Raises Another $278M for its Cloud-Native Database at a $5B Valuation
23 December 2021, AlleyWatch

Cockroach Labs Wants to Take on AWS
13 January 2022, Bloomberg

Cockroach Labs Introduces CockroachDB Serverless: Build What You Dream and Never Worry about the Database
19 October 2021, PRNewswire

CockroachDB, the database that just won't die
15 July 2021, TechCrunch

CockroachDB update scales distributed SQL database
16 November 2021, TechTarget

provided by Google News

Understand NVMe 2.0 specification and its related features
4 January 2022, TechTarget

ByteDance eyes big data push with Terark acquisition EJINSIGHT - ejinsight.com
30 April 2019, EJ Insight

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Security Engineer - 2022 (United States)
Amazon.com Services LLC, Seattle, WA

Senior Database Consultant
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

Software Development Engineer, DynamoDB
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

Support Engineer (L5), Checkout
Amazon.com Services LLC, Remote

IT Support Engineer
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

Sales Development Representative
Cockroach Labs, Dutch, WV

Senior Software Engineer
Netflix, Remote

Backend Engineer (US)
17LIVE, Los Angeles, CA

Financial Analyst
Cockroach Labs, United States

Senior Financial Analyst, Cloud
Cockroach Labs, Cloud, IA

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Couchbase logo

The modern database for enterprise applications. Build fast. Scale Big. Save more.
Get started today.

Present your product here