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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. DuckDB vs. YottaDB

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonYottaDB  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 RDBMSA fast and solid embedded Key-value store
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS infousing the Octo plugin
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.45
Rank#66  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score4.79
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Score0.21
Rank#308  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comduckdb.orgyottadb.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsduckdb.org/­docsyottadb.com/­resources/­documentation
DeveloperCockroach LabsYottaDB, LLC
Initial release201520182001
Current release24.1.0, May 20241.0.0, June 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++C
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
server-lessDocker
Linux
Data schemedynamic schemayesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyesby using the Octo plugin
APIs and other access methodsJDBCArrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
PostgreSQL wire protocol infousing the Octo plugin
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
C
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
M
Perl
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersnono
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
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnoneyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDoptimistic locking
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlnoUsers and groups based on OS-security mechanisms

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