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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. Datomic vs. Faircom DB vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. RocksDB

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
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.Datomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.Cloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.Embeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.97
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#130  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Score0.44
Rank#247  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Score8.92
Rank#52  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score3.70
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.datomic.comwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-dbfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestorerocksdb.org
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.datomic.comlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directoryfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoregithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperCockroach LabsCognitectFairCom CorporationGoogleFacebook, Inc.
Initial release20152012197920172013
Current release21.1.2, June 20210.9.5951, July 2019V12, November 20206.27.3, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial infolimited edition freecommercial infoRestricted, free version availablecommercialOpen Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyesno
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Implementation languageGoJava, ClojureANSI C, C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
All OS with a Java VMAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
hosted
Data schemedynamic schemayesschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,schema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structuresyesno
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnoyes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensionsnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBCRESTful HTTP APIADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Clojure
Java
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoTransaction Functionsyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++yes, Firebase Rules & Cloud Functionsno
TriggersnoBy using transaction functionsyesyes, with Cloud Functionsno
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 RAFTnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).Multi-source replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononoUsing Cloud Dataflowno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDtunable from ACID to Eventually Consistentyesyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)Yes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memoryyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes inforecommended only for testing and developmentyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlnoFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for filesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.no
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CockroachDBDatomicFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACEGoogle Cloud FirestoreRocksDB
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Achieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Top Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Real-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Key customersComcast, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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Microsoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metrics6.7K+ long-running clusters 2.2K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 10.5K+ CockroachDB...
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From banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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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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Just as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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