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System Properties Comparison BoltDB vs. Cassandra vs. RocksDB

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NameBoltDB  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonRocksDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAn embedded key-value store for Go.Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessEmbeddable persistent key-value store optimized for fast storage (flash and RAM)
Primary database modelKey-value storeWide column storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS infostarting with release V5
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.76
Rank#224  Overall
#32  Key-value stores
Score103.86
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score4.00
Rank#84  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
Websitegithub.com/­boltdb/­boltcassandra.apache.orgrocksdb.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestgithub.com/­facebook/­rocksdb/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookFacebook, Inc.
Initial release201320082013
Current release4.1.3, July 20238.11.4, April 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoBSD
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageGoJavaC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenoyesno
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 solutionno
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesGoC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Go
Java
Perl
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 objectno
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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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