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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. JaguarDB vs. Netezza vs. Snowflake

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsData warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.16
Rank#59  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#334  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Score19.20
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Score26.46
Rank#29  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.datajaguar.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­netezzawww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCockroach LabsDataJaguar, Inc.IBMSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2015201520002014
Current release20.2, November 20202.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinux infoincluded in appliancehosted
Data schemedynamic schemayesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesuser defined functions
Triggersnononono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
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 RAFTShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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CockroachDBJaguarDBNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMSnowflake
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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SQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Extremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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IoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersComcast, SpaceX, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Kindred,...
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Quantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 800+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 900+ CockroachCloud...
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Advertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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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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Free-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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