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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Druid vs. InfluxDB vs. Transbase

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  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 metricsA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score123.23
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.79
Rank#117  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score19.93
Rank#33  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#288  Overall
#130  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgdruid.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.transaction.de/­en/­home.html
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbwww.transaction.de/­en/­info-center/­product-documentation.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookMetamarkets Group and contributorsTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release2008201220131987
Current release3.11.5, October 20191.7.8, August 2019Transbase 8.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaGoC and C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 solutionyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JSON over HTTPHTTP API
JSON over UDP
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
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
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes
Triggersyesnonoyes
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 onlyMaster-slave replication
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
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnonoyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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 infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno infoavailable via extensionssimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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The resource-optimized high-performance database system Transbase® impresses with...
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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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Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are placing new demands on database management...
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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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In following areas we created solutions based on Transbase®, C-chain and SecureBase:...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Together successful through Co-Operation: The successful business principles of the...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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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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You will receive the Transbase® full version as a Subscription with a term of one...
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