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System Properties Comparison AnzoGraph DB vs. Cassandra vs. Snowflake

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NameAnzoGraph DB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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 accessCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelGraph DBMS
RDF store
Wide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS infostarting with release V5
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.29
Rank#303  Overall
#25  Graph DBMS
#14  RDF stores
Score98.83
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score130.36
Rank#8  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Websitecambridgesemantics.com/­anzographcassandra.apache.orgwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationdocs.cambridgesemantics.com/­anzograph/­userdoc/­home.htmcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperCambridge SemanticsApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release201820082014
Current release2.3, January 20214.1.3, July 2023
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree trial version availableOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeSchema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportschema-freeyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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 solution
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
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++
Java
Python
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions and aggregatesnouser defined functions
Triggersnoyesno infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesAutomatic shardingSharding infono "single point of failure"yes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication in MPP-Clusterselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes
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.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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AnzoGraph DBCassandraSnowflake
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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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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