Cloud SQL With Effortless Scale

Developers choose CockroachDB over Yugabyte when they need a SQL database for scale out, highly-available, OLTP workloads.

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Why build on CockroachDB over Yugabyte?

CockroachDB delivers the best combination of standard SQL,  effortless scale and efficient performance

Bulletproof Resilience

Effortless Scale

Efficient Performance

Automated sharding across instances so you can scale your database not the complexity

An active-active database that is always on, always available and will survive any failure

Meet the needs of your users even in the most active and broadly dispersed environments

Look under the covers into the architecture of Yugabyte in our comparison that sets the record straight on performance benchmarks

CockroachDB delivers ACID-compliant, standard SQL that is wire-compatible with Postgres.

Yugabyte

CockroachDB

Node based, automated read scale, limited write

Node based, automated for both reads and writes

Database Horizontal Scale 

Detailed options to optimize storage, compute and latency

Database Load Balancing (internal)

Even distribution to optimize storage

Failover

Fully automated for both reads and writes

Fully automated for both reads and writes

Automated Repair and RPO

"Automated Repair RPO <10 sec"

Automated Repair RPO = 0

Distributed Reads

Yes

Yes

Distributed Transactions

Yes

Yes

Guaranteed Consistent Default: Serializable Highest: Serializable

Database Isolation Levels

Default: Snapshot Highest: Serializable

Potential data issues (default)

None

None

SQL

Yes - with limitations

Yes - wire compatible with PostgreSQL

Database Schema Change

Online, Active, Dynamic

Online, Active, Dynamic

Cost Based Optimization

?

Yes

Data Geo-partitoning

Yes

Yes, Row level

Upgrade Method

Online, Rolling

Online, Rolling

Multi-region

Yes, but not for writes

Yes for both reads and writes

Multi-cloud

No

Yes

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CockroachDB Core

Architecture Overview

CockroachDB Core is a resilient, consistent distributed SQL database that scales to your needs.

Watch a deep-dive exploration into the internals of the database.

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