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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. ScyllaDB vs. Trafodion

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  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.Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelRelational DBMSKey-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score6.06
Rank#59  Overall
#33  Relational DBMS
Score2.14
Rank#112  Overall
#21  Key-value stores
#8  Wide column stores
Score0.51
Rank#235  Overall
#113  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.scylladb.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docsdocs.scylladb.comtrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperCockroach LabsScyllaDBApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release201520152014
Current release20.2, November 2020Scylla Open Source 4.3, January 20212.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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CockroachCloud: Get your applications to market faster with a fully managed CockroachDB instance. Leave the daily maintenance, security, and operations of your database to us, and spend more time building apps and running your business.Scylla Cloud: Create real-time applications that run at global scale with Scylla Cloud, the industry’s most powerful NoSQL DBaaS
Implementation languageGoC++C++, Java
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeyes
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 indexesyesyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsJDBCProprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, LuaJava Stored Procedures
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 RAFTShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
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.noyes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CockroachDBScyllaDBTrafodion
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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AdTech ( AdGear , AppMonet , Dstillery , FullContact , MediaMath , Numberly , SAS...
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Key customersComcast, SpaceX, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Kindred,...
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Comcast, Grab, OlaCabs, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Xandr, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish,...
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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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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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