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DBMS > CockroachDB vs. FatDB vs. Geode

System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. FatDB vs. Geode

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparison
FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
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.A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.Geode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processes
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Key-value store
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Score7.27
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score2.52
Rank#124  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comgeode.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsgeode.apache.org/­docs
DeveloperCockroach LabsFatCloudOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.
Initial release201520122002
Current release21.1.2, June 20211.1, February 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfire
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC#Java
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
WindowsAll OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also required
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeschema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL ServerSQL-like query language (OQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C#.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infovia applicationsuser defined functions
Triggersnoyes infovia applicationsyes infoCache Event Listeners
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 RAFTShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTselectable replication factorMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyes, on a single node
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsAccess rights per client and object definable
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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, Bitski, Five9,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 25K+ CockroachDB self-hosted clusters 75K+ 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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