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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Cassandra vs. Graphite vs. Newts

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonGraphite  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  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 accessData logging and graphing tool for time series data infoThe storage layer (fixed size database) is called WhisperTime Series DBMS based on Cassandra
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
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Score0.77
Rank#199  Overall
#32  Document stores
Score115.45
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score5.35
Rank#77  Overall
#4  Time Series DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#363  Overall
#34  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comcassandra.apache.orggithub.com/­graphite-project/­graphite-webopennms.github.io/­newts
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestgraphite.readthedocs.iogithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookChris DavisOpenNMS Group
Initial release2016200820062014
Current release4.0.4, May 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaPythonJava
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data onlyyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP API
Sockets
HTTP REST
Java API
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"noneSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenoneselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
noneEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infolockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnono
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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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