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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. Memcached vs. Rockset

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonMemcached  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 cachingA scalable, reliable search and analytics service in the cloud, built on RocksDB
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
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Score7.69
Rank#57  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score24.56
Rank#33  Overall
#4  Key-value stores
Score0.51
Rank#237  Overall
#37  Document stores
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.memcached.orgrockset.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsgithub.com/­memcached/­memcached/­wikidocs.rockset.com
DeveloperCockroach LabsDanga Interactive infooriginally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick for LiveJournalRockset
Initial release201520032019
Current release21.1.2, June 20211.6.15, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoBSD licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageGoCC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
hosted
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnodynamic 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.nono infoingestion from XML files supported
Secondary indexesyesnoall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLnoRead-only SQL queries, including JOINs
APIs and other access methodsJDBCProprietary protocolHTTP 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
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnonono
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 RAFTnoneAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnone infoRepcached, a Memcached patch, provides this functionallityyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes
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) protocolAccess 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, 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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