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DBMS > CockroachDB vs. GeoSpock vs. PostGIS

System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. GeoSpock vs. PostGIS

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  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.Spatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleSpatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score7.85
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.16
Rank#299  Overall
#138  Relational DBMS
Score31.82
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comgeospock.compostgis.net
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmpostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperCockroach LabsGeoSpock
Initial release20152005
Current release21.1.2, June 20212.0, September 20193.2.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageGoJava, JavascriptC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
hosted
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyestemporal, categoricalyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes
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 shardingyes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTyes infobased on PostgreSQL
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 integrityyesnoyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per tableyes infobased on PostgreSQL
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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, MyDoc, Bitski,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 2.5K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 15K+ 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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