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CockroachDB is the #15 ranked solution in our list of top Relational Databases. It is most often compared to Citus Data: CockroachDB vs Citus Data

What is CockroachDB?

CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on a transactional and strongly-consistent key-value store. It scales horizontally; survives disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention; supports strongly-consistent ACID transactions; and provides a familiar SQL API for structuring, manipulating, and querying data.

CockroachDB is inspired by Google’s Spanner and F1 technologies, and it’s completely open source.

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CockroachDB Customers

Baidu, Kindred, Tierion, Heroic Labs, Gorgias

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Paresh Nayak
Oracle Cloud Infra Architect at Sterlite Technologies Ltd
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Simple to deploy and the support is good, but better features for high availability are needed

Pros and Cons

  • "The initial setup and deployment are simple."
  • "We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning."

What is our primary use case?

We are currently evaluating this product to see if it can support distributed transactions with high availability. We are comparing it with Oracle, trying to see it can achieve the same thing.

What is most valuable?

The initial setup and deployment are simple.

What needs improvement?

We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with CockroachDB for close to six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We are still evaluating and I have only used a small amount of data. For a small volume, the stability seems perfectly fine. As for when the volume of data grows, this is something that I will have to check.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not tested scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are in touch with a couple of vendors from Cockroach Labs and the technical support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use a combination of cloud-based and on-premises databases. On-premises we have Oracle and SQL Server. Our cloud-native databases are PostgreSQL and MySQL.

PostgreSQL is quite similar to Oracle but CockroachDB is still evolving.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complex.

What other advice do I have?

At this point, I have not used this product enough to fully rate it on all of the features. In three or four months' time, I will have a better idea and understanding of it.

I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.