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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Cassandra vs. Heroic vs. SAP Advantage Database Server vs. TiDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  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 accessTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structuresTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
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Score0.68
Rank#184  Overall
#28  Document stores
Score120.07
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.23
Rank#256  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Score2.98
Rank#85  Overall
#43  Relational DBMS
Score1.56
Rank#125  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comcassandra.apache.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.htmlpingcap.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSpotifySybase, SAPPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release20162008201419932016
Current release3.11.6, February 20203.0.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaJavaGo, Rust
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyesyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infovia Elasticsearchyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyesyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingnonehorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyesMaster-master replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Master-slave replication
Using Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesno infocurrently only supported in syntax
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configuredno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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BigchainDBCassandraHeroicSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADSTiDB
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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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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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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Bank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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