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System Properties Comparison Amazon Neptune vs. Cassandra vs. Faircom DB

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NameAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, reliable graph database built for the cloudWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessNative high-speed multi-model DBMS for relational and key-value store data simultaneously accessible through SQL and NoSQL APIs.
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.22
Rank#111  Overall
#8  Graph DBMS
#5  RDF stores
Score113.66
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.46
Rank#244  Overall
#38  Key-value stores
#116  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­neptunecassandra.apache.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircom-db
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resourcescassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directory
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookFairCom Corporation
Initial release201720081979
Current release4.0, July 2021V12, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoRestricted, free version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaANSI C, C++
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema free, schema optional, schema required, partial schema,
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, ANSI SQL Types, JSON, typed binary structures
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes, ANSI SQL with proprietary extensions
APIs and other access methodsRDF 1.1 / SPARQL 1.1
TinkerPop Gremlin 3.3
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful MQTT/JSON API
RPC
Supported programming languagesC#
Go
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js and browser)
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"File partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-availability zones high availability, asynchronous replication for up to 15 read replicasselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes, configurable to be parallel or serial, synchronous or asynchronous, uni-directional or bi-directional, ACID-consistent or eventually consistent (with custom conflict resolution).
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Tunable consistency per server, database, table, and transaction
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationstunable from ACID to Eventually Consistent
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infowith encyption-at-restyesYes, tunable from durable to delayed durability to in-memory
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and roles can be defined via the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)Access rights for users can be defined per objectFine grained access rights according to SQL-standard with additional protections for files
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon NeptuneCassandraFaircom DB infoformerly c-treeACE
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Achieve Hundreds of Thousands of Transactions Per Second on A Single Database Server...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Top Features SQL Key-value store and navigational NoSQL API Indexed binary objects...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Real-time transaction processing solutions leverage FairCom DB because its NoSQL...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Microsoft, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, Commvault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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From banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Just as the technical aspects of FairCom DB are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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