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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. Graphite vs. Ignite vs. Sphinx

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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.Data logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.97
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score5.58
Rank#70  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score6.03
Rank#66  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
#36  Relational DBMS
Score8.03
Rank#55  Overall
#6  Search engines
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comgithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webignite.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsgraphite.readthedocs.ioapacheignite.readme.io/­docssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCockroach LabsChris DavisApache Software FoundationSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2015200620152001
Current release21.1.2, June 2021Apache Ignite 2.63.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoPythonC++, Java, .NetC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Unix
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemayesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data onlyyesno
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 indexesyesnoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHTTP API
Sockets
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)no
Triggersnonoyes (cache interceptors and events)no
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 infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnoneyes (replicated cache)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infolockingyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlnoSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsno
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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, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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Market metrics6.7K+ long-running clusters 2.2K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 10.5K+ 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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