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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Drizzle vs. EsgynDB vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Enterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score123.23
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.16
Rank#264  Overall
#124  Relational DBMS
Score0.56
Rank#199  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Score2.37
Rank#105  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgesgyn.comwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestesgyn.com/­developerswww.kinetica.com/­docsdocs.omnisci.com/­latest
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerEsgynKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release20082008201520122016
Current release3.11.5, October 20197.2.4, September 20126.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGNU GPLcommercialcommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++, JavaC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
LinuxLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infowith proprietary extensionsyesSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Java
PHP
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.NetC++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava Stored Proceduresuser defined functionsno
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.noyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardingShardingSharding infoRound robin
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
Master-master replication between multi datacentersMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraDrizzleEsgynDBKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Capabilities for Operational/Transactional Workloads Deep Integration with HBase...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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EsgynDB is ideally suited to supporting Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Ideally suited to scenarios where high speed continuous data ingestion is required...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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EsgynDB's customers are worldwide, with several in the Global Fortune 500, including...
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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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EsgynDB Enterprise Edition is the commercially supported version of Apache Trafodion...
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