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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. dBASE vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. GridDB

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisondBASE  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  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.dBase was one of the first databases with a development environment on PC's. Its latest version dBase V is still sold as dBase classic, which needs a DOS Emulation. The up-to-date product is dBase plus.Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big Data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.73
Rank#59  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score14.07
Rank#41  Overall
#25  Relational DBMS
Score3.98
Rank#85  Overall
#6  Wide column stores
Score1.34
Rank#147  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.dbase.comcloud.google.com/­bigtablegriddb.net
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docswww.dbase.com/­support/­knowledgebasecloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docsdocs.griddb.net
DeveloperCockroach LabsAsthon TateGoogleToshiba Corporation
Initial release2015197920152013
Current release21.1.2, June 2021dBASE 2019, 20194.6, February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
DOS infodBase Classic
Windows infodBase Pro
hostedLinux
Data schemedynamic schemayesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestamp
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnonoSQL92, SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)
APIs and other access methodsJDBCnone infoThe IDE can access other DBMS or ODBC-sources.gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
dBase proprietary IDEC#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono infoThe IDE can access stored procedures in other database systems.nono
Triggersnononoyes
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 RAFTnoneShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnoneInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobs
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containers
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infonot for dBase internal data, but IDE does support transactions when accessing external DBMSAtomic single-row operationsACID at container level
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per database
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CockroachDBdBASEGoogle Cloud BigtableGridDB
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersComcast, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 1.2K+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 4K+ CockroachCloud...
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GitHub trending repository
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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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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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