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DBMS > Blueflood vs. Cassandra vs. GeoSpock vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

System Properties Comparison Blueflood vs. Cassandra vs. GeoSpock vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameBlueflood  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonGeoSpock  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on CassandraWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelTime Series DBMSWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.08
Rank#308  Overall
#28  Time Series DBMS
Score119.20
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.25
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Score5.53
Rank#70  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Websiteblueflood.iocassandra.apache.orggeospock.comwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationgithub.com/­rackerlabs/­blueflood/­wikicassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.geospock.com/­Content/­Home.htmhelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperRackspaceApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookGeoSpockSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release201320081992
Current release4.0.1, September 20212.0, September 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava, Javascript
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemepredefined schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutiontemporal, categoricalyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)ANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)yes
APIs and other access methodsHTTP RESTProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBCADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infobased on CassandraSharding infono "single point of failure"Automatic shardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandraselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users can be defined per tablefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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BluefloodCassandraGeoSpockSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
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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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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