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System Properties Comparison Apache Pinot vs. Cassandra vs. FatDB
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|FatDB Xexclude from comparison
|FatDB/FatCloud has ceased operations as a company with February 2014. FatDB is discontinued and excluded from the ranking.
|Realtime distributed OLAP datastore, designed to answer OLAP queries with low latency
|Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB Optimized for write access
|A .NET NoSQL DBMS that can integrate with and extend SQL Server.
|Primary database model
|Wide column store
|Secondary database models
|Vector DBMS starting with release V5
|Apache Software Foundation and contributors
|Apache Software Foundation Apache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
|1.0.0, September 2023
|4.1.3, July 2023
|License Commercial or Open Source
|Open Source Apache Version 2.0
|Open Source Apache version 2
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
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|Server operating systems
|All OS with a Java JDK11 or higher
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.
|restricted only equality queries, not always the best performing solution
|SQL Support of SQL
|SQL-like query language
|SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)
|no Via inetgration in SQL Server
|APIs and other access methods
|Proprietary protocol CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
|.NET Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Windows WCF Bindings
|Supported programming languages
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|yes via applications
|yes via applications
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|Sharding no "single point of failure"
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|selectable replication factor Representation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
|selectable replication factor
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
Immediate Consistency can be individually decided for each write operation
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data
|no Atomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data
|Durability Support for making data persistent
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.
|User concepts Access control
|Access rights for users can be defined per object
|no Can implement custom security layer via applications
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|Licensing and pricing models
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