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System Properties Comparison BigchainDB vs. Datastax Enterprise vs. PostGIS

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NameBigchainDB  Xexclude from comparisonDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBigchainDB is scalable blockchain database offering decentralization, immutability and native assetsDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Spatial extension of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelDocument storeWide column storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Vector DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.82
Rank#212  Overall
#36  Document stores
Score6.31
Rank#57  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score23.90
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Websitewww.bigchaindb.comwww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisepostgis.net
Technical documentationbigchaindb.readthedocs.io/­en/­latestdocs.datastax.compostgis.net/­documentation
DeveloperDataStax
Initial release201620112005
Current release6.8, April 20203.4.2, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoAGPL v3commercialOpen Source infoGPL v2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languagePythonJavaC
Server operating systemsLinuxLinux
OS X
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes
APIs and other access methodsCLI Client
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
Supported programming languagesGo
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"yes infobased on PostgreSQL
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factorconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyes infobased on PostgreSQL
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlyesAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyes infobased on PostgreSQL
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BigchainDBDatastax EnterprisePostGIS
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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