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

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

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  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 durabilityA relational database management system that stores data in columnsEmbeddable 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 DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.73
Rank#59  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1.84
Rank#125  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
Score1.96
Rank#120  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score3.73
Rank#88  Overall
#14  Key-value stores
Score5.83
Rank#62  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.datomic.comwww.monetdb.orgrocksdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.datomic.comwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikihelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCockroach LabsCognitectMonetDB BVFacebook, Inc.SAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release20152012200420131992
Current release21.1.2, June 20210.9.5951, July 2019Oct2020-SP2, January 20216.22.1, July 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0Open Source infoBSDcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoJava, ClojureCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
All OS with a Java VMFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemayesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnoyes
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 indexesyesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
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
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
C++
Java
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoTransaction Functionsyes, in SQL, C, Rnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersnoBy using transaction functionsyesnoyes
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 peersSharding via remote tablesnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peersnone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental statusnoneSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDyesACID
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 controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CockroachDBDatomicMonetDBRocksDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersComcast, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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