DB-EnginesCrateDB bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > BigchainDB vs. Cassandra vs. Datomic

System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Cassandra vs. Datomic

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonDatomic  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessDatomic builds on immutable values, supports point-in-time queries and uses 3rd party systems for durability
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.67
Rank#187  Overall
#29  Document stores
Score120.66
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.98
Rank#111  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comcassandra.apache.orgwww.datomic.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.datomic.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookCognitect
Initial release201620082012
Current release3.11.5, October 20190.9.5951, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2commercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languagePythonJavaJava, Clojure
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyes
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 indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoTransaction Functions
TriggersyesBy using transaction functions
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"none infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peers
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone infoBut extensive use of caching in the application peers
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
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 integritynonono
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 datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes infousing external storage systems (e.g. Cassandra, DynamoDB, PostgreSQL, Couchbase and others)
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes inforecommended only for testing and development
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
More information provided by the system vendor
BigchainDBCassandraDatomic
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
» more
Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
» more
Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
» more
Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
» more
Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesCData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

DataStax Enterprise: Apache Cassandra for enterprises.
» more

Instaclustr: Fully Hosted and Managed Apache Cassandra
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
BigchainDBCassandraDatomic
DB-Engines blog posts

Cassandra keeps climbing the ranks of the DB-Engines Ranking
3 May 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Oracle is the DBMS of the Year
5 January 2016, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
2 November 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Conferences and events

DataStax Accelerate
San Diego, California, USA, 11-13 May 2020

Recent citations in the news

Blockchain for Enterprise Applications Market is Booming Worldwide with Barclays, BigchainDB, ConsenSys - Press Release
23 January 2020, Digital Journal

Block chain in Manufacturing Market is Expected to Double its Market Size in Coming Years | Supercomputing Systems AG, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP and More – Dagoretti News
22 January 2020, Dagoretti News

New Study Examines Global Blockchain In Trade Finance and Credit Insurance Market Outlook 2019-2026: Top Key Players- Finextra, Deloitte, TradeIX, Bain & Company, Capco, PYMNTS.com – Dagoretti News
22 January 2020, Dagoretti News

Latest Research on Blockchain in Energy Market 2019: Comprehensive study by key players: IBM, SAP SE, Deloitte LLP, Accenture plc, Infosys Limited, BigchainDB GmbH, Oracle corporation, Power Ledger Pty Ltd, Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services Inc
20 January 2020, Fusion Science Academy

BigchainDB: Blockchain and Data Storage
4 June 2018, SitePoint

provided by Google News

Switching to NoSQL is easier than you might think
23 January 2020, SDTimes.com

HBase vs Cassandra: Which is Better of the Two NoSQL Databases?
20 January 2020, Appinventiv

Database migration – getting the move right
6 January 2020, ITProPortal

With Magnificent CAGR of 51.3%, Cloud-based Database Market to Show Tremendous Growth by Forecast 2020-2025 with Prominent Vendors- Amazon Web Services, Cassandra, Microsoft, Google, Salesforce
23 January 2020, Vital News 24

4 predictions for Open Source in 2020
25 December 2019, IDG Connect

provided by Google News

Access to tetracyclic aromatics with bridgehead metals via metalla-click reactions
17 January 2020, Science Advances

These are the top 25 people with the most influence on the 'tech industry'
16 May 2019, Digital Information World

Stack Overflow developer survey 2019: 25 most influential people in tech
11 May 2019, Business Insider

FaunaDB: A New Distributed Database from the Team That Scaled Twitter
24 March 2017, InfoQ.com

Top databases in 2017: Trends for SQL, NoSQL, Big Data, Fast Data
30 March 2017, JAXenter

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Cassandra Database Administrator
Sandhills Publishing, Scottsdale, AZ

Cassandra Database Administrator (DBA)
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

Database Administrator
PMG Global, Herndon, VA

Database Platform Engineer (RDBMS & No SQL )
Experian, Allen, TX

Database Reliability Engineer - Cassandra
Qualys, Foster City, CA

Blue Planet Software Engineer
Ciena, Austin, TX

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

RavenDB logo

Setup a fully managed RavenDB Cloud Database in minutes. Enjoy hosting, management, backups all in one place.
Grab a Free Instance

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandra™ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

MariaDB logo

How do MariaDB, Oracle MySQL and EnterpriseDB compare?
Get the white paper to
learn more.

Present your product here