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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. HBase vs. Sphinx

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  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.Wide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score5.58
Rank#68  Overall
#36  Relational DBMS
Score48.35
Rank#22  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score6.47
Rank#59  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comhbase.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docshbase.apache.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCockroach LabsApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release201520082001
Current release19.2.6, April 20202.2.0, June 20193.2.1, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROno
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJava API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoCoprocessors in Javano
Triggersnoyesno
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 RAFTShardingSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)no
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes 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 controlAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACno
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Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a DistributedSQL database architected for modern cloud applications....
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Apache HBase is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well suited...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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No single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersComcast, LUSH, Bose, Kindred, Nubank, Baidu, SpaceX, TuneGO, eBay, DoorDash, Norfolk...
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Apple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 475+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 120+ CockroachCloud...
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#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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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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Apache license P ricing for commercial distribution provided by Cloudera and available...
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