CockroachDB Glossary

Monolithic Sorted Key Value Map

Note: This term is specific to CockroachDB, a Distributed SQL database. In other contexts, it may be used differently.

What is a Monolithic Sorted Key Value Map?

When all of the data from all of the tables is translated into key-value pairs in CockroachDB, it’s called a monolithic sorted key-value map. This just means a giant, list of key-value pairs that correspond to rows in tables, organized in a way that allows you to easily insert and find data.

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