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What is Citus? Worry-free Postgres for SaaS. Built to scale out. Citus is worry-free Postgres for SaaS. Made to scale out, Citus is an extension to Postgres that distributes queries across any number of servers. Citus is available as open source, as on-prem software, and as a fully-managed service.

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.

Citus and CockroachDB can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.

Citus is an open source tool with 3.64K GitHub stars and 273 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Citus's open source repository on GitHub.

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    Multi-core Parallel Processing
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    Drop-in PostgreSQL replacement
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    What is Citus?

    It's an extension to Postgres that distributes data and queries in a cluster of multiple machines. Its query engine parallelizes incoming SQL queries across these servers to enable human real-time (less than a second) responses on large datasets.

    What is CockroachDB?

    It allows you to deploy a database on-prem, in the cloud or even across clouds, all as a single store. It is a simple and straightforward bridge to your future, cloud-based data architecture.

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    What are some alternatives to Citus and CockroachDB?
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    It is a database solution for deploying, scaling and managing large clusters of MySQL instances. It’s architected to run as effectively in a public or private cloud architecture as it does on dedicated hardware. It combines and extends many important MySQL features with the scalability of a NoSQL database.
    It allows analysis of data that is updated in real time. It offers instant results in most cases: the data is processed faster than it takes to create a query.
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