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System Properties Comparison Apache Cassandra vs. DuckDB vs. GeoSpock

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NameApache Cassandra  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparison
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DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scale
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS infostarting with release V5Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score99.13
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score4.79
Rank#65  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgduckdb.orggeospock.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestduckdb.org/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookGeoSpock
Initial release20082018
Current release4.1.3, July 20231.0.0, June 20242.0, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMIT Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java, Javascript
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-lesshosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyestemporal, categorical
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Arrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"noneAutomatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoAccess rights for users can be defined per table
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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 metricsApache Cassandra 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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