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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Cassandra vs. Greenplum vs. Infobright vs. TimesTen

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonInfobright  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.High performant column-oriented DBMS for analytic workloads using MySQL or PostgreSQL as a frontendIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.05
Rank#317  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score120.07
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score11.83
Rank#39  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Score0.96
Rank#150  Overall
#73  Relational DBMS
Score2.15
Rank#106  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigobject.iocassandra.apache.orgpivotal.io/­pivotal-greenplumwww.ignitetech.com/­solutions/­information-technology/­infobrightdbwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.iocassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestgpdb.docs.pivotal.iodocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.Apache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookPivotal Software Inc.Ignite Technologies Inc.; formerly InfoBright Inc.Oracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release20152008200520051998
Current release3.11.6, February 20205.10.0, July 201811 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoThe open source (GPLv2) version did not support inserts/updates/deletes and was discontinued with July 2016commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 infosince Version 4.2nono
Secondary indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesno infoKnowledge Grid Technology used insteadyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
.Net
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuanoyesnoPL/SQL
Triggersnoyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesnoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnonoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard infoexploiting MySQL or PostgreSQL frontend capabilitiesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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