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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Cassandra vs. InfluxDB

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  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 accessDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeTime Series DBMS
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Score0.85
Rank#162  Overall
#22  Document stores
Score123.61
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score17.22
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comcassandra.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdb
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release201620082013
Current release3.11.4, February 20191.7.5, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesNumeric data and Strings
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 solutionno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes,with MongoDB ord RethinkDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectsimple rights management via user accounts
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BigchainDBCassandraInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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InfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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InfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Fastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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