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DBMS > Blueflood vs. CockroachDB vs. Google Cloud Bigtable

System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. CockroachDB vs. Google Cloud Bigtable

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraCockroachDB 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.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.11
Rank#308  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score6.63
Rank#60  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score3.64
Rank#91  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websiteblueflood.iowww.cockroachlabs.comcloud.google.com/­bigtable
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikiwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docscloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docs
DeveloperRackspaceCockroach LabsGoogle
Initial release201320152015
Current release21.1.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
macOS
Windows
hosted
Data schemepredefined schemedynamic 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLno
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTJDBCgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on Cassandrahorizontal 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 RAFTSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMulti-source replication using RAFTInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zones
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDAtomic single-row operations
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoRole-based access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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BluefloodCockroachDBGoogle Cloud Bigtable
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 Enterprise clusters 6.5K+ 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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