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NameCassandra
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write access
Database modelWide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score124.12
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Websitecassandra.apache.org
Technical documentationwww.datastax.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
Initial release2008
Current release3.11.0, June 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceno
Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solution
SQL infoSupport of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language) and an API based on Apache Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Specific characteristics

Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system driving many of today's modern business applications by offering continuous availability, high scalability and performance, strong security, and operational simplicity while lowering overall cost of ownership.

Competitive advantages
  • No single point of failure ensures 100% availability.
  • Operational simplicity for lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Best-in-class scalability of NoSQL platforms.
Typical application scenarios

Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product catalogs and playlists and messaging applications.

Key customers

Barracuda Networks, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best Buy, Comcast, eBay, Hulu, Sky, Pearson Education 

Market metrics

Cassandra is used by a quarter of the Fortune 100

Licensing and pricing models
  • Apache license 
  • Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available upon request.
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