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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. Memcached vs. Microsoft Access

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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.In-memory key-value store, originally intended for cachingMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
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Score7.41
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score24.12
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score145.09
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.memcached.orgwww.microsoft.com/­en-us/­microsoft-365/­access
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikideveloper.microsoft.com/­en-us/­access
DeveloperCockroach LabsDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalMicrosoft
Initial release201520031992
Current release21.1.2, June 20211.6.15, March 20221902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.no
Secondary indexesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnoyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsJDBCProprietary protocolADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C
C++
ColdFusion
Erlang
Java
Lisp
Lua
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
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 RAFTnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallitynone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlyes infousing SASL (Simple Authentication and Security Layer) protocolno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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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, 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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