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System Properties Comparison CockroachDB vs. Sequoiadb vs. Vertica

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NameCockroachDB  Xexclude from comparisonSequoiadb  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  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.NewSQL database with distributed OLTP and SQLColumnar relational DBMS designed to handle modern analytic workloads, enabling fast query performance
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.07
Rank#58  Overall
#32  Relational DBMS
Score0.46
Rank#244  Overall
#38  Document stores
#117  Relational DBMS
Score20.33
Rank#35  Overall
#21  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cockroachlabs.comwww.sequoiadb.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationwww.cockroachlabs.com/­docswww.sequoiadb.com/­en/­index.php?m=Files&a=indexwww.vertica.com/­docs/­10.0.x/­HTML/­Content/­Home.htm
DeveloperCockroach LabsSequoiadb Ltd.Vertica / Micro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release201520132005
Current release21.1.2, June 2021Vertica 10.0 Software, May 2020
Vertica for SQL on Hadoop 10.0 Software, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0, commercial license availableOpen Source infoServer: AGPL; Client: Apache V2commercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoAvailable on all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoC++
Server operating systemsLinux
macOS
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemedynamic schemaschema-freeyes infoUnstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infooid, date, timestamp, binary, regexyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyesno infoThe concept of 'projections' can be used instead of indexes.
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes, wire compatible with PostgreSQLSQL-like query languageyes infonearly full SQL99 without support for indexes and triggers
APIs and other access methodsJDBCproprietary protocol using JSONADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Rust
.Net
C++
Java
PHP
Python
C++
Java
Perl
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScriptyes
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 infoSegmentation, Projection Segmentation, Hash Segmentation
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication using RAFTSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication infoCluster level and Object level replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infowith Vertica Connector for Hadoop
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDDocument is locked during a transactionACID
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlRole-based access controlsimple password-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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CockroachDBSequoiadbVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsCockroachDB is a cloud-native, distributed SQL database architected for modern applications....
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Columnar storage, MPP, Hybrid storage model, Aggressive data compression, High availability,...
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Competitive advantages- EFFORTLESS SCALE: Scale your applications, not operational complexity. CockroachDB...
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Performance at exabyte scale, Deploy anywhere, Open source innovation, Analysis in...
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Typical application scenariosSystem of record (financial ledger, inventory management, transaction record), identity...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersComcast, eBay, DoorDash, Mythical Games, Norfolk Southern, LUSH, Bose, Shipt, MyDoc,...
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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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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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are available
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