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Distributed SQL

Develop efficiently with distributed SQL that grows with your business

  • Reason with a single logical database that can scale horizontally across multiple data centers transparently to applications.
  • Use existing PostgreSQL client drivers or supported ORMs.
  • Interface with a robust SQL API that supports distributed ACID transactions, foreign keys, secondary indexes, JOINs, aggregations, and zero-downtime schema changes.
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$ brew install cockroach

$ cockroach start

CockroachDB node starting at 2018-01-08 15:10:52.34274101 +0000 UTC
build: CCL v1.1.4 @ 2018/01/08 14:48:26 (go1.8.3)
admin: http://localhost:8080
postgresql: //[email protected]:26257
logs: cockroach-data/logs
store[0]: path=cockroach-data
status: initialized new cluster
clusterID: 801c40b-9d65-4991-b051-bd16108dc92
nodeID: 1

Connection db = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc:postgresql://localhost:26257/bank", "maxroach", "");

try {db.createStatement().execute("CREATE TABLE accounts (id INT PRIMARY KEY, balance INT)");
db.createStatement().execute("INSERT INTO accounts (id, balance) VALUES (1, 1000), (2, 250)");
$ cockroach sql

# Welcome to the cockroach SQL interface.
# All statements must be terminated by a semicolon.
# To exit: CTRL + D.


> CREATE TABLE bank.accounts (
balance DECIMAL


> INSERT INTO accounts VALUES (1, 10000.50);
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Improved uptime

Maintain data integrity at scale

  • Provide always-on services with multi-active availability, a new standard of availability that uses groups of symmetric nodes to intelligently agree on write success. Once consensus is reached, writes are instantly readable from any node in the cluster.
  • Send R/W traffic to any CockroachDB node - all nodes are symmetric and serve as client gateways.
  • Dynamically load balance to healthy nodes instead of using complex and error-prone failover setups.
  • Achieve greater data redundancy and availability with consistent replication across nodes.
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Always-on service

Go cloud-native with a database that supports flexible deployment

  • Take full advantage of the horizontal scalability and flexibility of the cloud with symmetric nodes that run on commodity hardware.
  • Control data placement with zone configurations for faster client response times, better performance, and stronger availability.
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CockroachDB admin dashboard
Flexible Operations

Simplify operations with built-in scaling and replication

  • Reduce operational overhead with self-organizing nodes that support built-in scaling, failover, replication, and repair.
  • Maintain enterprise-grade infrastructure with zero downtime rolling upgrades.
  • Monitor cluster health and performance through the admin UI.
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Expert support

Run confidently with enterprise-grade support

  • Connect directly with engineers for comprehensive debugging and resolution.
  • Collaborate for customized advice on performance and deployment strategies.
  • Access 100% of source code in order to build plug-ins to integrate with your existing tools.
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Trusted by customers, everywhere

“CockroachDB significantly reduces the operational complexity that comes with scale, without forcing us to sacrifice the relational database features we rely on to build important applications. CockroachDB is very easy to deploy, making it an ideal choice for running in the cloud.” - Baidu DBA team

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