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System Properties Comparison Amazon Aurora vs. Cassandra vs. FileMaker vs. Newts vs. RDF4J

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NameAmazon Aurora  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionMySQL and PostgreSQL compatible cloud service by AmazonWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.Time Series DBMS based on CassandraRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.18
Rank#47  Overall
#28  Relational DBMS
Score120.36
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score54.88
Rank#19  Overall
#12  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­rds/­auroracassandra.apache.orgwww.filemaker.comopennms.github.io/­newtsrdf4j.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­AmazonRDS/­latest/­AuroraUserGuide/­CHAP_Aurora.htmlcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmlgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleOpenNMS GroupSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20152008198320142004
Current release3.11.6, February 202018, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.yesnoyes infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatno
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infovia pluginsnono
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Java API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesAda
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
PHPJavaJava
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoyesnoyes
Triggersyesyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infono "single point of failure"noneSharding infobased on Cassandranone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnonoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per objectsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnono
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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