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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. CockroachDB vs. Memcached

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for caching
Primary database modelDocument storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
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Score0.77
Rank#199  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score7.69
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score24.56
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.cockroachlabs.comwww.memcached.org
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wiki
DeveloperCockroach LabsDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournal
Initial release201620152003
Current release21.1.2, June 20211.6.15, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSD license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonGoC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedynamic schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 indexesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLno
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
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 nodesselectable replication factorMulti-source replication using RAFTnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallity
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesno
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 controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocol
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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, MyDoc, Bitski,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 2.5K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 15K+ 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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