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System Properties Comparison Apache Pinot vs. Cassandra vs. DataFS

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NameApache Pinot  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonDataFS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionRealtime distributed OLAP datastore, designed to answer OLAP queries with low latencyWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessAll data is stored inside objects which are linked by so-called link attributes. Objects consist of classes which can be extended and de-extended at runtime. Graphs can be defined with a struct.
Primary database modelRelational DBMSWide column storeObject oriented DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS infostarting with release V5Graph DBMS
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Score0.40
Rank#270  Overall
#125  Relational DBMS
Score101.89
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.06
Rank#354  Overall
#15  Object oriented DBMS
Websitepinot.apache.orgcassandra.apache.orgnewdatabase.com
Technical documentationdocs.pinot.apache.orgcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdev.mobiland.com/­Overview.xsp
DeveloperApache Software Foundation and contributorsApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookMobiland AG
Initial release201520082018
Current release1.0.0, September 20234.1.3, July 20231.1.263, October 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java JDK11 or higherBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeClasses, Structs, and Lists are written in proprietary DataTypeDefinitionLanguage (.dtdl) and Objects consisting of those are written in proprietary DataAccessDefinitionLanguage (.dadl)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBCProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
.NET Client API
Proprietary client DLL
WinRT client
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
Python
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
VB.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersyesno, except callback-events from server when changes happened
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodeshorizontal partitioningSharding infono "single point of failure"Proprietary Sharding system
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 methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 objectWindows-Profile
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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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