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DBMS > CockroachDB vs. etcd vs. FatDB

System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. etcd vs. FatDB

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonetcd  Xexclude from comparisonFatDB  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 distributed reliable key-value storeA .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Key-value store
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Score7.27
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score8.51
Rank#52  Overall
#6  Key-value stores
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.cometcd.io
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsetcd.io/­docs
github.com/­etcd-io/­etcd/­tree/­master/­Documentation
DeveloperCockroach LabsFatCloud
Initial release20152012
Current release21.1.2, June 20213.4, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoGoC#
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
Windows infoexperimental
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnono infoVia inetgration in SQL Server
APIs and other access methodsJDBCgRPC
JSON over HTTP
.NET Client API
LINQ
RESTful HTTP API
RPC
Windows WCF Bindings
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Tcl
C#
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infovia applications
Triggersnoyes, watching key changesyes infovia applications
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 RAFTSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
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 controlnono infoCan implement custom security layer via applications
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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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