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"The initial setup and deployment are simple."

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"MemSQL supports the MySQL protocol, and many functions are similar, so the learning curve is very short."

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

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"There should be more pipelines available because I think that if MemSQL can connect to other services, that would be great."

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"I would advise users to try the free 128GB version."

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Top Answer: The initial setup and deployment are simple.
Top Answer: We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning.
Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: SQreamDB is a GPU DB. It is not suitable for real-time oltp of course. Cassandra is best suited for OLTP database use cases, when you need a scalable database (instead of SQL server, Postgres)… more »
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Overview

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.

MemSQL is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical systems with a cloud-native, massively scalable architecture for maximum ingest and query performance with the highest concurrency. MemSQL envisions a world where every business can make decisions in real time and every experience is optimized through data. Global enterprises use the MemSQL distributed database to easily ingest, process, analyze, and act on data in order to thrive in today’s insight-driven economy. MemSQL is optimized to run on any public cloud or on-premises with commodity hardware. To learn more, visit our Product page - https://msql.co/2xUDAqL. To use MemSQL, get started with a free trial - https://msql.co/2NZOAy9.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in Seattle, WA and Portland OR, MemSQL has raised $110M from top investors including GV, Accel Partners, and Khosla Ventures, among others. MemSQL is trusted by customers including Uber, Akamai, Dell EMC, Samsung, Comcast, Kellogg, and more.

If you want to work at a company that celebrates diversity, innovation, leadership, and creativity every day, check out our openings on our Careers page - https://msql.co/2RoTZgn.

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CockroachDB is ranked 17th in Relational Databases with 2 reviews while MemSQL is ranked 10th in Relational Databases with 1 review. CockroachDB is rated 6.0, while MemSQL is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of CockroachDB writes "Simple to deploy and the support is good, but better features for high availability are needed". On the other hand, the top reviewer of MemSQL writes "MySQL Big Brother with built-in data pipeline, high concurrency, and blazing fast analytical queries". CockroachDB is most compared with MySQL, Citus Data, MariaDB, SQL Server and Oracle Database, whereas MemSQL is most compared with SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB, SAP HANA and Oracle Database In-Memory.

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