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DBMS > CockroachDB vs. Datomic vs. Hypertable vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. Datomic vs. Hypertable vs. RocksDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonHypertable  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
Hypertable has stopped its further development with March 2016 and is removed from the DB-Engines 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.Datomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durabilityAn open source BigTable implementation based on distributed file systems such as HadoopEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score6.73
Rank#59  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#125  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score3.73
Rank#88  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score5.83
Rank#62  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.datomic.comrocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.datomic.comgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCockroach LabsCognitectHypertable Inc.Facebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20152012200920131992
Current release21.1.2, June 20210.9.5951, July 20190.9.8.11, March 20166.22.1, July 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoGNU version 3. Commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoJava, ClojureC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows infoan inofficial Windows port is available
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemayesschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnonoyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly exact value or prefix value scansnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnononoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCRESTful HTTP APIC++ API
Thrift
C++ API
Java API
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Clojure
Java
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoTransaction Functionsnonoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersnoBy using transaction functionsnonoyes
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 peersShardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersselectable replication factor on file system levelnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnoyesACID
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)yesyesyes
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 controlnononofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CockroachDBDatomicHypertableRocksDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
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 metrics8K+ long-running clusters 1.2K+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 4K+ 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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