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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. CrateDB vs. FatDB

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
DescriptionCockroachDB 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.Distributed Date Store based on LuceneA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Search engine
Document store
Key-value store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.27
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.91
Rank#227  Overall
#106  Relational DBMS
#16  Search engines
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comcrate.io
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docscrate.io/­docs
DeveloperCockroach LabsCrateFatCloud
Initial release201520132012
Current release21.1.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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CockroachDB: A cloud-native, distributed SQL database designed for speed, scale, and survival. Get started for free today with a fully-managed CockroachDB cluster -- leave operations behind and get your app to market faster.CrateDB Cloud: The operational database that enables data insights at scale. Available on Azure, AWS and Google Cloud.
Implementation languageGoJavaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 (and higher) VMWindows
Data schemedynamic schemaFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyes, but no triggers and constraintsno infoVia inetgration in SQL Server
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes infovia applications
Triggersnonoyes infovia applications
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 RAFTShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTselectable replication factorselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategyno
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 controlRole-based access controlrights management via user accountsno infoCan implement custom security layer via applications
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CockroachDBCrateDBFatDB
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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CrateDB is an open-source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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CrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications. In those scenarios,...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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CrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data in order to monitor,...
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Key customersComcast, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, Bitski, Five9,...
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CrateDB customers include Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain , ALPLA...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 25K+ CockroachDB self-hosted clusters 75K+ CockroachDB...
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The CrateDB open source project was started in 2013. CrateDB was the winner of the...
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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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CrateDB pricing CrateDB on-premises is open source and free to use under the Apache...
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