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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. Memcached vs. Riak TS vs. Rockset

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparisonRockset  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 cachingRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KVA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeTime Series DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.58
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score25.02
Rank#32  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.19
Rank#293  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#234  Overall
#37  Document stores
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.memcached.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-tsrockset.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.rockset.com
DeveloperCockroach LabsDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalBasho TechnologiesRockset
Initial release2015200320152019
Current release21.1.2, June 20211.6.15, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSD licenseOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoCErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
OS X
hosted
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnonodynamic typing
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 infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesnorestrictedall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnonoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJDBCProprietary protocolHTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
HTTP REST
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 infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersnonoyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
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 RAFTnoneShardingAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityselectable replication factoryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono infolinks between datasets can be storedno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyesyes
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) protocolnoAccess rights for users and organizations can be defined via Rockset console
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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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