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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Cassandra vs. Lovefield vs. RocksDB vs. Splunk

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonLovefield  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparisonSplunk  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessEmbeddable relational database for web apps written in pure JavaScriptEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)Analytics Platform for Big Data
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.51
Rank#206  Overall
#35  Key-value stores
Score120.36
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.27
Rank#247  Overall
#115  Relational DBMS
Score2.67
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Key-value stores
Score88.77
Rank#12  Overall
#2  Search engines
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltcassandra.apache.orggoogle.github.io/­lovefieldrocksdb.orgwww.splunk.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestgithub.com/­google/­lovefield/­blob/­master/­docs/­spec_index.mdgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wikidocs.splunk.com/­Documentation/­Splunk
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookGoogleFacebook, Inc.Splunk Inc.
Initial release20132008201420132003
Current release3.11.6, February 20202.1.12, February 20176.5.3, January 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoBSDcommercial infoLimited free edition and free developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageGoJavaJavaScriptC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js) infotested with Chrome, Firefox, IE, SafariLinux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesyesnoyes
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.nonononoyes
Secondary indexesnorestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language infovia JavaScript builder patternnono infoSplunk Search Processing Language for search commands
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
C++ API
Java API
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesGoC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScriptC++
Java
C#
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonononoyes
TriggersnoyesUsing read-only observersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"nonenoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenonenoneMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDyesno infoA 'Transaction' in Splunk has a different meaning: grouping related events into a single one for later searching
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes, by using IndexedDB or the cloud service Firebase Realtime Databaseyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infousing MemoryDByesno
User concepts infoAccess controlnoAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnonoAccess rights for users and roles
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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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