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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. mSQL vs. ObjectBox

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonmSQL infoMini SQL  Xexclude from comparisonObjectBox  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.mSQL (Mini SQL) is a simple and lightweight RDBMSExtremely fast embedded database for small devices, IoT and Mobile
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
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Score6.06
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score1.76
Rank#122  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#192  Overall
#9  Object oriented DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comhughestech.com.au/­products/­msqlobjectbox.io
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.objectbox.io
DeveloperCockroach LabsHughes TechnologiesObjectBox Limited
Initial release201519942017
Current release20.2, November 20204.3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercial infofree licenses can be providedOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemedynamic schemayesyes
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 indexesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infono subqueries, aggregate functions, views, foreign keys, triggersno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCJDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Tcl
C
C++
Dart
Go
Java
JavaScript infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Kotlin
Python infoplanned (as of Jan 2019)
Swift
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 RAFTnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTnoneonline/offline synchronization between client and server
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesnoyes
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 controlnoyes
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CockroachDBmSQL infoMini SQLObjectBox
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, SpaceX, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Kindred,...
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Market metrics8K+ long-running clusters 900+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 2K+ CockroachCloud...
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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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