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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Cassandra vs. CouchDB vs. Faircom EDGE vs. H2

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA fully managed Wide Column Store for large quantities of semi-structured data with real-time accessWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.FairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environmentsFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.
Primary database modelWide column storeWide column storeDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infousing the Geocouch extensionSpatial DBMS
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Score0.39
Rank#258  Overall
#11  Wide column stores
Score118.01
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score16.97
Rank#41  Overall
#7  Document stores
Score0.13
Rank#304  Overall
#44  Key-value stores
#139  Relational DBMS
Score9.83
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storecassandra.apache.orgcouchdb.apache.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-databasewww.h2database.com
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stablelearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorywww.h2database.com/­html/­main.html
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerFairCom CorporationThomas Mueller
Initial release20162008200519792005
Current release4.0.4, May 20223.2.2, April 2022V3, October 20202.1.210, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache version 2commercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaErlangANSI C, C++Java
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Android
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)yes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyes
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.nononoyesno
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infovia viewsyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyes infoANSI SQL queriesyes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoView functions in JavaScriptyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++Java Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functions
Triggersnoyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0File partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsWith clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a database
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infowhen using SQLyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Alibaba Cloud Table StoreCassandraCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"Faircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGEH2
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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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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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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