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DBMS > CockroachDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. TempoIQ

System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. Postgres-XL vs. TempoIQ

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparisonTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB  Xexclude from comparison
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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.Based on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster featuresScalable analytics DBMS for sensor data, provided as a service (SaaS)
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score6.63
Rank#60  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#209  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.postgres-xl.orgtempoiq.com (offline)
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docswww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperCockroach LabsTempoIQ
Initial release20152014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB2012
Current release21.1.2, June 202110 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoMozilla public licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemedynamic schemayesschema-free
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.noyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyes infodistributed, parallel query executionno
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C#
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyesyes infoRealtime Alerts
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 RAFThorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFT
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID infoMVCCno
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 controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple authentication-based access control
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CockroachDBPostgres-XLTempoIQ infoformerly TempoDB
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, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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Market metrics6.5K+ long-running clusters 1.5K+ CockroachDB Enterprise clusters 6.5K+ 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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