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DBMS > CockroachDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SWC-DB

System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. SAP SQL Anywhere vs. SWC-DB

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  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.RDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environmentsA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score6.93
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score5.53
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.htmlgithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docshelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCockroach LabsSAP infoformerly SybaseAlex Kashirin
Initial release201519922020
Current release21.1.2, June 202117, July 20150.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availablecommercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemedynamic schemayesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBCADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perlno
Triggersnoyesno
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 RAFTnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CockroachDBSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server AnywhereSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
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 Self-Hosted clusters 6.5K+ 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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