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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. InfluxDB vs. LeanXcale vs. MySQL

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonMySQL  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.DBMS for storing time series, events and metricsA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesWidely used open source RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoKey/Value like access via memcached API
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score6.97
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score30.09
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#283  Overall
#41  Key-value stores
#132  Relational DBMS
Score1206.05
Rank#2  Overall
#2  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.leanxcale.comwww.mysql.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdev.mysql.com/­doc
DeveloperCockroach LabsLeanXcaleOracle infosince 2010, originally MySQL AB, then Sun
Initial release2015201320151995
Current release21.1.2, June 20212.0.8, August 20218.0.28, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2. Commercial licenses with extended functionallity are available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoGoC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLSQL-like query languageyes infothrough Apache Derbyyes infowith proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsJDBCHTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
C
Java
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infoproprietary syntax
Triggersnonoyes
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 infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning, sharding with MySQL Cluster or MySQL Fabric
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesyes infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID infonot for MyISAM storage engine
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infotable locks or row locks depending on storage engine
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.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlsimple rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersComcast, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metrics6.7K+ long-running clusters 2.2K+ CockroachDB Self-Hosted clusters 10.5K+ CockroachDB...
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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15 beta testers
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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 core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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