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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. DuckDB vs. GeoSpock

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  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.An embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scale
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score7.85
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.34
Rank#267  Overall
#123  Relational DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#299  Overall
#138  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comduckdb.orggeospock.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsduckdb.org/­docsdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperCockroach LabsGeoSpock
Initial release20152018
Current release21.1.2, June 20210.2, August 20202.0, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageGoC++Java, Javascript
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
server-lesshosted
Data schemedynamic schemayesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyesyestemporal, categorical
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyesANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)
APIs and other access methodsJDBCCLI Client
JDBC
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C
C++
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
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 RAFTnoneAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per table
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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, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc, Bitski,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 2.5K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 15K+ CockroachDB...
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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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