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System Properties Comparison Alibaba Cloud Table Store vs. Cassandra vs. Google Cloud Firestore vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Riak TS

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NameAlibaba Cloud Table Store  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Firestore  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  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 accessCloud Firestore is an auto-scaling document database for storing, syncing, and querying data for mobile and web apps. It offers seamless integration with other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform products.The Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Riak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelWide column storeWide column storeDocument storeSearch engineTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.31
Rank#243  Overall
#10  Wide column stores
Score120.07
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score6.61
Rank#51  Overall
#9  Document stores
Score2.62
Rank#95  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score0.27
Rank#250  Overall
#17  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.alibabacloud.com/­product/­table-storecassandra.apache.orgfirebase.google.com/­products/­firestoreenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlriak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationwww.alibabacloud.com/­help/­product/­27278.htmcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestfirebase.google.com/­docs/­firestoresupport.google.com/­gsa
DeveloperAlibabaApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookGoogleGoogleBasho Technologies
Initial release20162008201720022015
Current release3.11.6, February 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaErlang
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-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.nonononono
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)nonono
APIs and other access methodsHTTP APIProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Android
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesJava
Python
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
Python
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes, Firebase Rules & Cloud FunctionsJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnoyesyes, with Cloud Functionsyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardingSharding
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 possibleMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesUsing Cloud Dataflownoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononono infolinks between datasets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataAtomic single-row operationsno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsyesno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on subaccounts and tokensAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management. Security Rules for 3rd party authentication using Firebase Auth.User authentication via various security protocolsno
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Alibaba Cloud Table StoreCassandraGoogle Cloud FirestoreGoogle Search ApplianceRiak TS
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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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