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System Properties Comparison AnzoGraph DB vs. Cassandra vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable graph database built for online analytics and data harmonization with MPP scaling, high-performance analytical algorithms and reasoning, and virtualizationWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.17
Rank#283  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
#13  RDF stores
Score119.18
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score6.79
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzographcassandra.apache.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationdocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latesthelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperCambridge SemanticsApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201820081992
Current release2.2, August 20203.11.8, August 202017, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSPARQL and SPARQL* as primary query language. Cypher preview.SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsApache Mule
gRPC
JDBC
Kafka
OData access for BI tools
OpenCypher
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Python
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesnoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingSharding infono "single point of failure"none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication in MPP-Clusterselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsKerberos/HDFS data loadingyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency in MPP-ClusterEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno infonot needed in graphsnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
AnzoGraph DBCassandraSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
Specific characteristicsAnzoGraph DB is a massively parallel processing (MPP) native graph database built...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesAnzoGraph DB’s flexible data model and analytical capabilities not only let you load...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosDevelopers can use AnzoGraph DB to build and execute data warehouse-style BI analytics...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersAnzograph DB has customers in biotech, pharma, financial services and other verticals.
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Apple, 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 modelsAnzoGraph DB is offered in a free edition , free for commercial use for workloads...
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Apache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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