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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Cloudant vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. TigerGraph

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonCloudant  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonTigerGraph  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBGlobally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceA complete, distributed, parallel graph computing platform supporting web-scale data analytics in real-time
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score120.66
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score3.45
Rank#82  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score31.51
Rank#24  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score1.00
Rank#151  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgcloudant.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.tigergraph.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.cloudant.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­cosmos-dbdocs.tigergraph.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Microsoft
Initial release2008201020142017
Current release3.11.5, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaErlangC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedhostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes infoJSON typesyes
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 indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by default
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (GSQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIDocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
GSQL (TigerGraph Query Language)
Kafka
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptJavaScriptyes
TriggersyesyesJavaScriptno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyeswith Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*yes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes infoRelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno infoatomic operations within a document possibleMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyesyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelRole-based access control
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CassandraCloudantMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDBTigerGraph
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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TigerGraph is a native graph database, with massively parallel processing and fully...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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TigerGraph is the fastest and most scalable graph platform, powered by a native parallel...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Anti Money Laundering Real-Time Fraud Detection Customer 360 Real-Time Personalized...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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TigerGraph’s proven technology supports applications such as fraud detection, customer...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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TigerGraph is 2x to more than 8000x faster at graph traversal and query response...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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NEW: TIGERGRAPH CLOUD - Fully managed Graph Database as a Service. Hourly pricing...
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