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System Properties Comparison Apache Jena - TDB vs. Cassandra vs. CouchDB vs. Teradata Aster

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NameApache Jena - TDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonCouchDB infostands for "Cluster Of Unreliable Commodity Hardware"  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata Aster  Xexclude from comparison
Teradata Aster has been integrated into other Teradata systems and therefore will be removed from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionA RDF storage and query DBMS, shipped as an optional-use component of the Apache Jena frameworkWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA native JSON - document store inspired by Lotus Notes, scalable from globally distributed server-clusters down to mobile phones.Platform for big data analytics on multistructured data sources and types
Primary database modelRDF storeWide column storeDocument storeRelational DBMS
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Score2.45
Rank#99  Overall
#3  RDF stores
Score120.07
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score17.77
Rank#34  Overall
#5  Document stores
Websitejena.apache.org/­documentation/­tdb/­index.htmlcassandra.apache.orgcouchdb.apache.org
Technical documentationjena.apache.org/­documentation/­tdb/­index.htmlcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.couchdb.org/­en/­stable
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infooriginally developed by HP LabsApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by Damien Katz, a former Lotus Notes developerTeradata
Initial release2000200820052005
Current release3.12.0, May 20193.11.6, February 20203.0, February 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache License, Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaErlang
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
BSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeyes infoRDF Schemasschema-freeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free) infodefined schema within the relational store; partial schema or schema free in the Aster File Store
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 infoin Aster File Store
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsFuseki infoREST-style SPARQL HTTP Interface
Jena RDF API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesJavaC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
ColdFusion
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
PL/SQL
Python
Ruby
Smalltalk
C
C#
C++
Java
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesnoView functions in JavaScriptR packages
Triggersyes infovia event handleryesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoimproved architecture with release 2.0Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes infoDimension tables are replicated across all nodes in the cluster. The number of replicas for the file store can be configured.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesyes infoSQL Map-Reduce Framework
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoTDB Transactionsno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno infoatomic operations within a single document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infostrategy: optimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess control via Jena SecurityAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users can be defined per databasefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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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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