CockroachDB 2.0 Debuts
April 5, 2018
2.geo-partitioning features that keep data close to the customer,
performance benchmarks that prove it scales easily to handle 10X the
maximum throughput achieved by competitor Amazon Aurora, and support for
JSON. CockroachDB 2.0 is designed to work for companies at all scales:
from startups to multinationals alike, with customers across the country
or around the world. CockroachDB 2.0 offers the first database solution
for building low-latency, global services capable of domiciling data
next to the customer.
In order to improve efficiency, agility, and customer satisfaction,
businesses are rapidly moving their workloads to the cloud. But
traditional database technologies -- which weren’t built for the cloud
-- can’t take advantage of what the cloud has to offer: virtually
unlimited resources within a facility, across facilities, continents,
and even cloud providers. Cockroach Labs released its flagship database
in May of 2017 to address these issues. This release ups the ante by
making it possible to achieve industry-leading performance at scale,
with multi-active geo-replication for high availability, and is now
capable of geo-partitioning to address data sovereignty compliance.
Since the release of CockroachDB 1.0, the company has seen one million
CockroachDB deployments and is now working with customers on four
CockroachDB 2.0 is cloud native and was built on a radically new
infrastructure to simplify and automate the process of building
multi-regional or global data architectures while giving developers a
whole new level of flexibility.
New features & enhancements in CockroachDB 2.0:
Compliance: CockroachDB 2.0 enables organizations to simplify the
building of multi-regional data clusters. A new feature called
geo-partitioning allows developers to direct the movement of data at
the database, table, and row level. This update keeps data close to
customers and presents a foundational building block for helping
companies comply with data regulations like the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Support: CockroachDB 2.0 includes native support for storing
indexing, and querying JSON documents. JSON simplifies the
programming model for developers who prefer to work with
unstructured data but cannot tolerate the weak data integrity
guarantees of NoSQL systems.
In a head-to-head test using the industry standard performance
benchmark TPC-C, CockroachDB 2.0 scaled to 10x the maximum
throughput achieved by Amazon Aurora.
CockroachDB. 2.0 processes 62% more transactions per second than
version 1.1 released in October 2017.
Additionally, 2.0 improved response time
by 544% from version 1.1.
Read / write performance of CockroachDB 2.0 scales linearly,
allowing it to grow far beyond any monolithic system like those
offered by Oracle, Postgres, or MySQL.
Serving Growing Companies
Built to scale and run on any platform, CockroachDB serves fast-growing
customers in technology, healthcare, gaming, and more. A few examples of
customer deployments include:
is using CockroachDB to build a next generation online gaming
platform that can serve a growing international base of customers
and deliver them the optimum experience in terms of performance,
availability, and data privacy.
“The CockroachDB 2.0 release sees the launch of the
geo-partitioning feature we designed in partnership with
Cockroach Labs. Once fully deployed it will enable us to
domicile data more easily than we ever thought possible,
significantly reducing latency and very importantly allowing us
to keep our services compliant with the many different
regulatory environments we operate in. CockroachDB is becoming
the rock-solid foundation for our next generation of
infrastructure,” said Marcus Smedman, CTO of Kindred Group.
blockchain company developing a “global proof engine,” stores its
blockchain in CockroachDB.
Baidu, a top
ten global internet company, uses CockroachDB to automate operations
for applications that access 2TB of data with 50 million inserts a
“Our 2.0 release marks a turning
point for CockroachDB as we transition into mature production
deployments, solving some of the toughest problems in the industry. The
companies we’re working with want solutions which help realize the
inherent promise of the cloud, not ones which lock them into a vendor or
maintain the status quo,” said Cockroach Labs’ Co-founder and CEO,