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YugabyteDB’s sharding, replication and transactions architecture is similar to that CockroachDB given that both are inspired by the Google Spanner design paper. Additionally, both use Raft as the distributed consensus replication algorithm and RocksDB as the per-node storage engine. The following sections highlight the advantages and similarities YugabyteDB has when compared with CockroachDB.
YugabyteDB beats CockroachDB in the context of multiple developer benefits including higher performance, stronger fit for internet-scale OLTP workloads, better PostgreSQL compatibility as well as higher data density. Following blogs highlight the architectural and implementation advantages that make these benefits possible.
Following blogs highlight how YugabyteDB works as an open source, cloud native Spanner derivative similar to CockroachDB.
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