Cockroach Labs is a computer software company that develops database management systems for businesses. It is best known for CockroachDB, which has been compared to Google's Spanner database.
Cockroach Labs provides a distributed relational database platform known as CockroachDB designed to allow developers to build scalable applications that can survive data-center-scale outages.
Cockroach Labs was founded in 2015 by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis, and Ben Darnell. The company is based in New York, New York, United States.
Cockroach's main software is CockroachDB, an open-source database built using a Google whitepaper on Spanner. The database is scalable in that a single instance can be run from a laptop while building an app, then scaled to thousands of commodity servers as a business grows.
CockroachDB is designed to run in the cloud and be resilient to failures. CockroachDB's open-source software is designed to store copies of data in multiple locations in order to deliver requested data when needed. The result is a database that is described as "almost impossible" to take down.
Cockroach Labs currently partners with Amazon and Google on the cloud install side, with plans to support Microsoft Azure in 2022. The company has 200 paying customers
Cockroach is backed by Greenoaks, Tiger Global, Redpoint, Index Ventures, Altimeter Capital, GV, Coatue, Bond, Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, Lone Pine, FirstMark, and others. The company raised $278M in Series F round on Dec 16, 2021. This brings Cockroach Labs' total funding to $634.6M to date. The latest round more than doubled the company's valuation to $5B post-money. Cockroach was previously valued at $2B from their Series E raised in Jan 2021.