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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. HEAVY.AI vs. Lovefield vs. Memcached vs. Sphinx

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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.A high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardwareEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptIn-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSKey-value storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.85
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score1.29
Rank#153  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#133  Relational DBMS
Score24.95
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
google.github.io/­lovefieldwww.memcached.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.heavy.aigithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikisphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperCockroach LabsHEAVY.AI, Inc.GoogleDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20152016201420032001
Current release21.1.2, June 20215.10, January 20222.1.12, February 20171.6.15, March 20223.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSD licenseOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoC++ and CUDAJavaScriptCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linuxserver-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariFreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemayesyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesnono
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 indexesyesnoyesnoyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyesSQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Proprietary protocolProprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
JavaScript.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonononono
TriggersnonoUsing read-only observersnono
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 RAFTSharding infoRound robinnonenoneSharding 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 replicationnonenone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databasenoyes 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.noyesyes infousing MemoryDB
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolno
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Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Optimizes memory and compute layers to deliver unprecedented performance. Natively...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Only HEAVY.AI allows users to visually and interactively discover high-value patterns,...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Advanced analytics, geospatial and time-series analytics, accelerated data science,...
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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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HEAVY.AI Free (Free Forever), Foundations ($2k/month), and Enterprise Licensure (Inquire...
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