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

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

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  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 columnsRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score6.63
Rank#60  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score1.82
Rank#127  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Score1.92
Rank#123  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
Score5.68
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.datomic.comwww.monetdb.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.datomic.comwww.monetdb.org/­Documentationhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCockroach LabsCognitectMonetDB BVSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2015201220041992
Current release21.1.2, June 20210.9.5951, July 2019Oct2020-SP2, January 202117, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoJava, ClojureC
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 schemayesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnoyes infoSQL 2003 with some extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCRESTful HTTP APIJDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
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
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoTransaction Functionsyes, in SQL, C, Ryes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
TriggersnoBy using transaction functionsyesyes
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 tablesnone
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 statusSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)yesyes
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 developmentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CockroachDBDatomicMonetDBSAP 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 metrics6.5K+ long-running clusters 1.5K+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 6.5K+ 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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