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CockroachDB Enters Public Beta

There's a new NoSQL database, and it's hard to kill.


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A company called Cockroach Labs has released a public beta version of a NoSQL database called CockroachDB. First announced in 2014, CockroachDB is designed to survive almost anything—much like its namesake. It's horizontally scalable and, unlike many other NoSQL databases, it offers strong consistency. It also recovers quickly from disasters, and it supports SQL.

"We are trying to appeal to the very long tail of developers," Cockroach Labs CEO Spencer Kimball said. "We're not specifically looking for the big, obvious use cases; we expect companies to adopt it down the road."

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