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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Drizzle vs. OmniSci

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  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.A high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score114.85
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.24
Rank#153  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.omnisci.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release200820082016
Current release3.11.10 , February 20217.2.4, September 20125.5, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBCJDBC
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/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesno infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.no
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoRound robin
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
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectPluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraDrizzleOmniSci 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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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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