Open source SQL database CockroachDB hits 1.0

Open source SQL database CockroachDB hits 1.0

By | May 29th, 2017
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Cockroach Labs is also offering its enterprise features as open source and

trusting enterprises will pay for what they use in production


CockroachDB, an open source, fault-tolerant SQL database with horizontal scaling and strong consistency across nodes—and a name few people will likely forget—is now officially available.

Cockroach Labs, the company behind its development, touts CockroachDB as a “cloud native” database solution—a system engineered to run as a distributed resource. Version 1.0 is available in both basic and for-pay editions, and both boast features that will appeal to enterprises.

Many of CockroachDB’s feature were inspired by the work underpinning Google Cloud Spanner, but CockroachDB is open source. It supports much of the functionality found in traditional SQL databases like MariaDB or PostgreSQL, such as SQL dialect support and  ACID transactions.

Cockroach Labs’ biggest claim is that CockroachDB can offer those features, plus scaling and resilience features similar to what’s found in NoSQL databases. A CockroachDB deployment with multiple nodes can serve not only reads but also writes, as long as at least three nodes are running somewhere.

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Nisheeth Bhakuni