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System Properties Comparison Apache Kylin vs. Cassandra vs. NSDb

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NameApache Kylin  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  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 accessScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.62
Rank#152  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score117.95
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#381  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Websitekylin.apache.orgcassandra.apache.orgnsdb.io
Technical documentationkylin.apache.org/­docscassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperApache Software Foundation, originally contributed from eBay IncApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release201520082017
Current release3.1.0, July 20204.0.6, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava, Scala
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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 solutionall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLANSI SQL for queries (using Apache Calcite)SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding 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 possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
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 integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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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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