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DBMS > Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. BigObject vs. Cassandra vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB vs. BigObject vs. Cassandra vs. SwayDB

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NameAlibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDB  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA cloud-native relational database compatible with MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle. Designed for business critical applications.Analytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedWide column storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.70
Rank#207  Overall
#102  Relational DBMS
Score0.09
Rank#311  Overall
#140  Relational DBMS
Score119.28
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.04
Rank#327  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­polardbbigobject.iocassandra.apache.orgswaydb.io
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­doc-detail/­58764.htmdocs.bigobject.iocassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
DeveloperAlibabaBigObject, Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSimer Plaha
Initial release201520082018
Current release4.0.1, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaScala
Server operating systemshostedLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesyesschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yesnonono
Secondary indexesyesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesLuanono
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencynoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
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Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB for PolarDBBigObjectCassandraSwayDB
Specific characteristicsApsaraDB for PolarDB is a cloud-native relational database 100% compatible with MySQL...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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