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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write access
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.99
Rank#100  Overall
#18  Document stores
#49  Relational DBMS
Score118.08
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgcassandra.apache.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docscassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release20122008
Current release1.18.0, September 20203.11.9, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
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.nono
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC++C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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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 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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