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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. CockroachDB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. SpaceTime

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonSpaceTime  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsCockroachDB 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.Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.SpaceTime is a spatio-temporal DBMS with a focus on performance.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score27.04
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score7.98
Rank#56  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score11.09
Rank#47  Overall
#8  Document stores
Score0.00
Rank#377  Overall
#6  Spatial DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.cockroachlabs.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorewww.mireo.hr/­spacetime
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestore
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Cockroach LabsGoogleMireo
Initial release2012201520172020
Current release21.1.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesno
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Implementation languageCGoC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
macOS
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeyesdynamic schemaschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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
Secondary indexesrestrictedyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBCAndroid
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C#
C++
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonnoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
Triggersnonoyes, with Cloud Functionsno
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 RAFTShardingFixed-grid hypercubes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication using RAFTMulti-source replicationReal-time block device replication (DRBD)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.yes
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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, Bitski, Five9,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 2.5K+ CockroachDB self-hosted clusters 20K+ 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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