CockroachDB is a cloud-native SQL database for building global, scalable cloud services that survive disasters.
- What is CockroachDB?
- Client Drivers
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- Comparison with Other Databases
- See Also
What is CockroachDB?
CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on a transactional and strongly-consistent key-value store. It scales horizontally; survives disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention; supports strongly-consistent ACID transactions; and provides a familiar SQL API for structuring, manipulating, and querying data.
Here’s a quick explainer video:
For guidance on installation, development, deployment, and administration, see our User Documentation.
Use a PostgreSQL-compatible driver or ORM to build an app with CockroachDB.
Explore core features, such as data replication, automatic rebalancing, and fault tolerance and recovery.
CockroachDB supports the PostgreSQL wire protocol, so you can use any available PostgreSQL client drivers to connect from various languages.
For recommended drivers that we've tested, see Install Client Drivers.
For tutorials using these drivers, as well as supported ORMs, see Build an App with CockroachDB.
- Test Deployment - Easiest way to test an insecure, multi-node CockroachDB cluster.
- Production Deployments
Troubleshooting documentation - Learn how to troubleshoot common errors, cluster and node setup, and SQL query behavior, and how to use debug and error logs.
For filing bugs, suggesting improvements, or requesting new features, help us out by opening an issue.
We're an open source project and welcome contributions. See our Contributor Wiki for more details.
Engineering discussion takes place on our public mailing list, email@example.com.
For an in-depth discussion of the CockroachDB architecture, see our Architecture Guide.
For the original design motivation, see our design doc.
Comparison with Other Databases
To see how key features of CockroachDB stack up against other databases, visit the CockroachDB in Comparison page on our website.
- Tech Talks by CockroachDB founders and engineers
- The CockroachDB User documentation
- The CockroachDB Blog
- Key Design documents: