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DBMS > Apache Kylin vs. Cassandra vs. Dgraph vs. InfinityDB

System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. Cassandra vs. Dgraph vs. InfinityDB

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonInfinityDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed analytics engine for big data, providing a SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) and leveraging the Hadoop stackWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSA Java embedded Key-Value Store which extends the Java Map interface
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeGraph DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.38
Rank#145  Overall
#69  Relational DBMS
Score123.55
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.51
Rank#139  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score0.04
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websitekylin.apache.orgcassandra.apache.orgdgraph.ioboilerbay.com
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docscassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdgraph.io/­docsboilerbay.com/­infinitydb/­manual
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookDgraph Labs, Inc.Boiler Bay Inc.
Initial release2015200820162002
Current release3.1.0, July 20204.0.1, September 20214.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaGoJava
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeyes infonested virtual Java Maps, multi-value, logical ‘tuple space’ runtime Schema upgrade
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infoall Java primitives, Date, CLOB, BLOB, huge sparse arrays
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesno infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
GraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
Access via java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentNavigableMap Interface
Proprietary API to InfinityDB ItemSpace (boilerbay.com/­docs/­ItemSpaceDataStructures.htm)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"yesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSynchronous replication via Raftnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency infoREAD-COMMITTED or SERIALIZED
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infomanual creation possible, using inversions based on multi-value capability
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID infoOptimistic locking for transactions; no isolation for bulk loads
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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 rights for users can be defined per objectno infoPlanned for future releasesno
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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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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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