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DBMS > ClickHouse vs. CockroachDB vs. HEAVY.AI

System Properties Comparison ClickHouse vs. CockroachDB vs. HEAVY.AI

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NameClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexCockroachDB 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.A high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardware
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSSpatial DBMS
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Score13.99
Rank#44  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score7.27
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score2.68
Rank#123  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Websiteclickhouse.techwww.cockroachlabs.comgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
Technical documentationclickhouse.tech/­docswww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.heavy.ai
DeveloperClickhouse Inc.Cockroach LabsHEAVY.AI, Inc.
Initial release201620152016
Current releasev22.8.5.29-lts, September 202221.1.2, June 20215.10, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageC++GoC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyesdynamic schemayes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyes, when using the MergeTree engineyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLClose to ANSI SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBCJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Supported programming languagesC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Scala info3rd party library
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal 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 infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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ClickHouseCockroachDBHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022
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 25K+ CockroachDB self-hosted clusters 75K+ 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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