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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Druid vs. InfluxDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score123.61
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.65
Rank#119  Overall
#61  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score17.22
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgdruid.iowww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdb
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdruid.io/­docs/­latest/­design/­index.htmldocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookMetamarkets Group and contributors
Initial release200820122013
Current release3.11.4, February 20191.7.5, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaGo
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data and Strings
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 solutionyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JSON over HTTPHTTP API
JSON over UDP
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
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 integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnono
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.nonoyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno infoavailable via extensionssimple rights management via user accounts
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CassandraDruidInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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InfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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InfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Fastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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