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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsCockroachDB 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.
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score0.86
Rank#190  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score6.47
Rank#60  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.cockroachlabs.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docs
DeveloperCockroach Labs
Initial release20162015
Current release21.1.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languagePythonGo
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schema
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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 indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQL
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersno
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 RAFT
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication using RAFT
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlyesRole-based access control
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BigchainDBCockroachDB
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, TuneGo, Shipt,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 1.2K+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 4K+ CockroachCloud...
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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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