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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. KairosDB vs. Transbase

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonKairosDB  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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.Distributed Time Series DBMS based on Cassandra or H2A resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score7.58
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score0.66
Rank#220  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#327  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comgithub.com/­kairosdb/­kairosdbwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docskairosdb.github.iowww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperCockroach LabsTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release201520131987
Current release21.1.2, June 20211.2.2, November 2018Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnoyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCGraphite protocol
HTTP REST
Telnet API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
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 infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlsimple password-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Key customersComcast, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, Bitski, Five9,...
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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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