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DBMS > CockroachDB vs. FatDB vs. Splunk

System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. FatDB vs. Splunk

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  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.Analytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Search engine
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Score7.19
Rank#57  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Score88.41
Rank#14  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperCockroach LabsFatCloudSplunk Inc.
Initial release201520122003
Current release21.1.2, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC#
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
WindowsLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeyes
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.noyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLno infoVia inetgration in SQL Serverno infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsJDBC.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C#C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infovia applicationsyes
Triggersnoyes infovia applicationsyes
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 methodsnoyesyes
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 dataACIDnono infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlno infoCan implement custom security layer via applicationsAccess rights for users and roles
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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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