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System Properties Comparison Amazon Neptune vs. Cassandra vs. InfluxDB

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NameAmazon Neptune  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionFast, reliable graph database built for the cloudWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score1.20
Rank#133  Overall
#7  Graph DBMS
#4  RDF stores
Score123.40
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score18.65
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­neptunecassandra.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdb
Technical documentationaws.amazon.com/­neptune/­developer-resourcescassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperAmazonApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release201720082013
Current release3.11.4, February 20191.7.6, April 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemshostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data and Strings
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 solutionno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language
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
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
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
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoin enterprise version only
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 possibleselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoRelationships in graphsnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes infowith encyption-at-restyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engine
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 objectsimple rights management via user accounts
More information provided by the system vendor
Amazon NeptuneCassandraInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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InfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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InfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Fastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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