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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. GeoSpock vs. Google BigQuery

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle BigQuery  Xexclude from comparison
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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.Spatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleLarge scale data warehouse service with append-only tables
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score6.10
Rank#58  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score61.90
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comgeospock.comcloud.google.com/­bigquery
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docscloud.google.com/­bigquery/­docs
DeveloperCockroach LabsGeoSpockGoogle
Initial release20152010
Current release23.1.1, May 20232.0, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyes
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Implementation languageGoJava, Javascript
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
hostedhosted
Data schemedynamic schemayesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesyestemporal, categoricalno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBCRESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions infoin JavaScript
Triggersnonono
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 RAFTAutomatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFT
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoSince BigQuery is designed for querying data
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per tableAccess privileges (owner, writer, reader) on dataset, table or view level infoGoogle Cloud Identity & Access Management (IAM)
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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 scenariosPayment processing, user account management, metadata management, identity access...
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Key customersComcast, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, Netflix, LUSH, Bose, Shipt,...
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Market metrics12K+ 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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