Enterprise Features

CockroachDB distributes a single binary that contains both core and enterprise features. You can use core features without any license key. However, to use the enterprise features, you need either a trial or an enterprise license key.

This page lists enterprise features. For information on how to obtain and set trial and enterprise license keys for CockroachDB, see the Licensing FAQs.

Enterprise features

Feature Description
Geo-Partitioning This feature gives you row-level control of how and where your data is stored to dramatically reduce read and write latencies and assist in meeting regulatory requirements in multi-region deployments.
Follower Reads This feature reduces read latency in multi-region deployments by using the closest replica at the expense of reading slightly historical data.
BACKUP This feature creates full or incremental backups of your cluster's schema and data that are consistent as of a given timestamp, stored on a service such as AWS S3, Google Cloud Storage, NFS, or HTTP storage.

Backups can be locality-aware such that each node writes files only to the backup destination that matches the node's locality. This is useful for reducing cloud storage data transfer costs by keeping data within cloud regions and complying with data domiciling requirements.
RESTORE This feature restores your cluster's schemas and data from an enterprise BACKUP.
Change Data Capture (CDC) This feature provides efficient, distributed, row-level change feeds into Apache Kafka for downstream processing such as reporting, caching, or full-text indexing.
Node Map This feature visualizes the geographical configuration of a cluster by plotting node localities on a world map.
Locality-Aware Index Selection Given multiple identical indexes that have different locality constraints using replication zones, the cost-based optimizer will prefer the index that is closest to the gateway node that is planning the query. In multi-region deployments, this can lead to performance improvements due to improved data locality and reduced network traffic.
Encryption at Rest Supplementing CockroachDB's encryption in flight capabilities, this feature provides transparent encryption of a node's data on the local disk. It allows encryption of all files on disk using AES in counter mode, with all key sizes allowed.
GSSAPI with Kerberos Authentication CockroachDB supports the Generic Security Services API (GSSAPI) with Kerberos authentication, which lets you use an external enterprise directory system that supports Kerberos, such as Active Directory.
EXPORT This feature uses the CockroachDB distributed execution engine to quickly get large sets of data out of CockroachDB in a CSV format that can be ingested by downstream systems.

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