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DBMS > Cassandra vs. Drizzle vs. EsgynDB vs. NuoDB

System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Drizzle vs. EsgynDB vs. NuoDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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 TrafodionNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactions
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score119.28
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.24
Rank#279  Overall
#128  Relational DBMS
Score1.07
Rank#168  Overall
#83  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.esgyn.cnnuodb.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdoc.nuodb.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerEsgynNuoDB, Inc.
Initial release2008200820152013
Current release4.0.1, September 20217.2.4, September 2012
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGNU GPLcommercialcommercial infolimited edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++, JavaC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linuxhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
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 solutionyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infowith proprietary extensionsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
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.Net.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJava Stored ProceduresJava, SQL
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.noyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardingdata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/written
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication between multi datacentersyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDB
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDACID infotunable commit protocol
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC
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.nonoyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Users
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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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