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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. IRONdb vs. QuestDB

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  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 distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityA high performance open source SQL database for time series data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score7.85
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score1.19
Rank#161  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasequestdb.io
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.circonus.com/­irondbquestdb.io/­docs/­introduction
DeveloperCockroach LabsCirconus LLC.QuestDB Limited
Initial release201520172014
Current release21.1.2, June 2021V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeyes infoschema-free via InfluxDB Line Protocol
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes
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 indexesyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHTTP APIHTTP REST
InfluxDB Line Protocol (TCP/UDP)
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C infoPostgreSQL driver
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Rust infoover HTTP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Luano
Triggersnonono
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, metric affinity per nodehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareConfigurable consistency for N replicas
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID for single-table writes
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.nonoyes infothrough memory mapped files
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlno
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Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Relational model with native time series support Column based storage and time partitioned...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Real-time data ingestion and istant SQL queries for time series High performance...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Application metrics Financial market data and algo trading DevOps monitoring Real-time...
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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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Apache 2.0.
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