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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Cassandra vs. Cloudant

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  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 accessDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.87
Rank#93  Overall
#17  Document stores
#46  Relational DBMS
Score119.01
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score3.68
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgcassandra.apache.orgcloudant.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docscassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.cloudant.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014
Initial release201220082010
Current release1.17.0, December 20193.11.6, February 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScript
Triggersnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno infoatomic operations within a document possible
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic locking
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourcenono
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users can be defined per database
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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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