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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Cassandra vs. LeanXcale

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  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 accessA highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilities
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.76
Rank#199  Overall
#30  Document stores
Score110.93
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.28
Rank#268  Overall
#40  Key-value stores
#122  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comcassandra.apache.orgwww.leanxcale.com
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookLeanXcale
Initial release201620082015
Current release3.11.10 , February 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3Open Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonJava
Server operating systemsLinuxBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infothrough Apache Derby
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
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 integritynonoyes
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
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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15 beta testers
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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