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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. FileMaker vs. TimescaleDB

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  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.FileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.A time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score6.63
Rank#60  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score52.84
Rank#21  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score3.96
Rank#84  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.claris.com/­filemakerwww.timescale.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docswww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationdocs.timescale.com
DeveloperCockroach LabsFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleTimescale
Initial release201519832017
Current release21.1.2, June 202119.3.1, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemayesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data types
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 infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatyes
Secondary indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyes infovia pluginsyes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntax
APIs and other access methodsJDBCFilemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
PHP.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesuser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shell
Triggersnoyesyes
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 RAFTnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Source-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas info
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
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 controlsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CockroachDBFileMakerTimescaleDB
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersComcast, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metrics6.5K+ long-running clusters 1.5K+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 6.5K+ CockroachCloud...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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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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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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