Open source SQL database CockroachDB hits 1.0

CockroachDB, an open source, fault-tolerant SQL database with horizontal scaling and strong consistency across nodes—and a name few people will likely forget—is now officially available.

Cockroach Labs, the company behind its development, touts CockroachDB as a “cloud-native” database solution—a system engineered to run as a distributed resource. Version 1.0 is available in both basic and for-pay editions, and both boast features that will appeal to enterprises.

The company’s rolling the dice with its handling of the enterprise edition by also making those components open source, and trusting that enterprises will pay for what they use in production.

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from InfoWorld Cloud Computing