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DBMS > Apache Druid vs. Cassandra vs. Riak TS

System Properties Comparison Apache Druid vs. Cassandra vs. Riak TS

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NameApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Wide column storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.27
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score118.99
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.26
Rank#276  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Websitedruid.apache.orgcassandra.apache.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookBasho Technologies
Initial release201220082015
Current release0.21.0, April 20214.0, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaErlang
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Unix
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-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 indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL for queryingSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersnoyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between datasets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
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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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