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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Cassandra vs. Firebird vs. Yaacomo

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonFirebird  Xexclude from comparisonYaacomo  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessFirebird is an open source RDBMS forked from Borland's InterBaseOpenCL based in-memory RDBMS, designed for efficiently utilizing the hardware via parallel computing
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.55
Rank#232  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
Score118.01
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score25.72
Rank#32  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#152  Relational DBMS
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltcassandra.apache.orgwww.firebirdsql.orgyaacomo.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.firebirdsql.org/­en/­reference-manuals
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookFirebird FoundationQ2WEB GmbH
Initial release201320082000 infoAs fork of Borland's InterBase2009
Current release4.0.4, May 20224.0.1, December 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoInitial Developer's Public Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageGoJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
server-less infoFirebird Embedded Server
Solaris
Unix
Windows
Android
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesyes
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 indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
C/C++ API
JDBC infoJaybird
ODBC
OLE DB
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesGoC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoPSQL
Triggersnoyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"nonehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone infoavailable via 3rd party productsSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoFeatures a multi-generational MVCC architecture, readers do not block writersyes
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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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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