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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. dBASE vs. EXASOL vs. Google Cloud Bigtable

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  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.dBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.High-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.97
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score14.47
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score3.53
Rank#91  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score3.63
Rank#89  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.dbase.comwww.exasol.comcloud.google.com/­bigtable
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docswww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasewww.exasol.com/­resourcescloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docs
DeveloperCockroach LabsAsthon TateExasolGoogle
Initial release2015197920002015
Current release21.1.2, June 2021dBASE 2019, 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageGo
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hosted
Data schemedynamic schemayesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnoyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources..Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
dBase proprietary IDEJava
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.user defined functionsno
Triggersnonoyesno
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 RAFTnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnoneInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zones
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoHadoop integrationyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSACIDAtomic single-row operations
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 and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
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CockroachDBdBASEEXASOLGoogle Cloud Bigtable
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 metrics6.7K+ long-running clusters 2.2K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 10.5K+ 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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