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DBMS > BaseX vs. CockroachDB vs. ObjectBox

System Properties Comparison BaseX vs. CockroachDB vs. ObjectBox

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NameBaseX  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLight-weight Native XML DBMS with support for XQuery 3.0 and interactive GUI.CockroachDB 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.Extremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelNative XML DBMSRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score1.75
Rank#133  Overall
#4  Native XML DBMS
Score7.07
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.92
Rank#182  Overall
#9  Object oriented DBMS
Websitebasex.orgwww.cockroachlabs.comobjectbox.io
Technical documentationdocs.basex.orgwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperBaseX GmbHCockroach LabsObjectBox Limited
Initial release200720152017
Current release9.6.3, October 202121.1.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaGoC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateno infoXQuery supports typesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLno
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTXQ
WebDAV
XML:DB
XQJ
JDBCProprietary native API
Supported programming languagesActionscript
C
C#
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Rebol
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnono
Triggersyes infovia eventsnono
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 RAFTnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication using RAFTonline/offline synchronization between client and server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datamultiple readers, single writerACIDACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlUsers with fine-grained authorization concept on 4 levelsRole-based access controlyes
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BaseXCockroachDBObjectBox
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, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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Market metrics6.5K+ long-running clusters 1.5K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 6.5K+ 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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