Cassandra vs CockroachDB: What are the differences?
What is Cassandra? A partitioned row store. Rows are organized into tables with a required primary key. Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
What is CockroachDB? A cloud-native SQL database for building global, scalable cloud services that survive disasters. Cockroach Labs is the company building CockroachDB, an open source, survivable, strongly consistent, scale-out SQL database.
Cassandra and CockroachDB belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.
Cassandra is an open source tool with 5.27K GitHub stars and 2.35K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Cassandra's open source repository on GitHub.
Uber Technologies, Facebook, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use Cassandra, whereas CockroachDB is used by WakaTime, Gorgias, and Jaumo. Cassandra has a broader approval, being mentioned in 342 company stacks & 240 developers stacks; compared to CockroachDB, which is listed in 13 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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