Customer Spotlight

60% Runtime Decrease with Cockroach

Published: October 05, 2021
Customer Profile
Internet Software & Services

This Customer Spotlight is a synopsis of how a Small Business Internet Software & Services company used Cockroach Labs to benefit their business. The feedback included was collected and verified in a January 2022 survey of Cockroach Labs customers conducted by UserEvidence, an independent research firm.

Key Results


Increase in Dev Team Productivity


Deferred Employees


Would Recommend

Our typical query runtime has been reduced by 60%+ compared to a monolithic Postgres database server hosted on Google Cloud SQL.


Small Business Internet Software & Services Company


What were the main challenges you needed to overcome that led you to purchase CockroachDB?

  • Scale the database
  • Ensure data integrity through consistent transactions
  • Low latency access for a global customer base
  • Eliminate downtime and ensure high availability
  • Eliminate manual operations / reduce costs
  • Architect/design for the future

What other database(s) did you evaluate before choosing CockroachDB?

  • Postgres (all flavors)
  • Google Cloud Spanner
  • MongoDB
  • AWS RDS - Aurora (all flavors)

What features of CockroachDB are most important to you?

  • Consistent, Familiar SQL
  • Scale locally and/or globally
  • Survive any failure
  • Guarantee data correctness
  • Deploy on and across any cloud

Which of the following options describes your infrastructure?

  • Deployed in multiple regions
  • Single cloud deployment (GCP, Azure, AWS, etc.)

Since adopting CockroachDB, has the process of building and/or maintaining your application(s) become easier?

  • Yes

Since adopting CockroachDB, have you been able to (or expect to) simplify your application architecture ?

  • Yes

What benefits have you achieved or do you expect to achieve since adopting CockroachDB?

  • Increase developer team productivity
  • Build performant applications
  • Deliver on our promise to customers

By what % have you increased developer team productivity as a result of using CockroachDB ?

  • 25-50%

With Cockroach are you able to achieve 99.99% availability?

  • Yes

Have you saved on license costs as a result of using CockroachDB?

  • Yes

How many FTEs (full-time employees) have you been able to defer/save as a result of using CockroachDB

  • 1-2
About Cockroach Labs

Cockroach Labs is the company behind CockroachDB, the cloud-native, distributed SQL database that provides next-level consistency, ultra-resilience, data locality, and massive scale to modern cloud applications. Companies like Comcast, Lush, and Bose are building their cloud data architectures on CockroachDB.

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