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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. EXASOL vs. FileMaker vs. IRONdb

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  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.High-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score6.63
Rank#60  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score3.81
Rank#88  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score52.84
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#353  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.exasol.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docswww.exasol.com/­resourceswww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperCockroach LabsExasolFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleCirconus LLC.
Initial release2015200019832017
Current release21.1.2, June 202119.3.1, June 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemedynamic schemayesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyesyes infovia pluginsSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Java
Lua
Python
R
PHP.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesyes, in Lua
Triggersnoyesyesno
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 RAFTShardingnoneAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14configurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes infoHadoop integrationnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
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 controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesno
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CockroachDBEXASOLFileMakerIRONdb
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 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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