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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. CrateDB vs. Newts vs. RDF4J

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonCrateDB  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessDistributed Date Store based on LuceneTime Series DBMS based on CassandraRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS
Search engine
Time Series DBMSRDF store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score120.71
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.61
Rank#191  Overall
#91  Relational DBMS
#13  Search engines
Score0.04
Rank#322  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score0.40
Rank#219  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgcrate.ioopennms.github.io/­newtsrdf4j.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestcrate.io/­docsgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookCrateOpenNMS GroupSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2008201320142004
Current release3.11.5, October 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open SourceOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 VMLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 solutionyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes, but no triggers and constraintsnono
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET infocommunity maintained client
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
PostgreSQL wire protocol
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
RESTful HTTP API
HTTP REST
Java API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Erlang
Go infocommunity maintained client
Java
JavaScript (Node.js) infocommunity maintained client
Perl infocommunity maintained client
PHP
Python
Ruby infocommunity maintained client
Scala infocommunity maintained client
JavaJava
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infobased on Cassandranone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factorselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Read Your Own Writes Consistency infofor primary key lookups
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno infounique row identifiers can be used for implementing an optimistic concurrency control strategynoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
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 objectrights management via user accountsnono
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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CrateDB is an open source distributed SQL database that spreads data and processing...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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CrateDB is typically used in operational analytics applications, particularly those...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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CrateDB is ideal for integrating and analyzing streams of data--often machine-generated--in...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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CrateDB customers include McAfee, Qualtrics , Nokia, NBC Golfnow , Digital Domain...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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The CrateDB open source project was started in 2014. CrateDB was the winner of TechCrunch...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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CrateDB pricing CrateDB Community Edition is open source and free to use under the...
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