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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. EJDB vs. FaunaDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaunaDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)Strongly consistent database capable of global horizontal scale with a focus on operational simplicity
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score119.01
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.22
Rank#260  Overall
#35  Document stores
Score1.19
Rank#143  Overall
#23  Document stores
#10  Graph DBMS
#70  Relational DBMS
#9  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgejdb.orgfauna.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestgithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mddocs.fauna.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSoftmotionsFauna, Inc.
Initial release200820122014
Current release3.11.6, February 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPLv2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaCScala
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
server-lessLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idno
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 solutionnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
in-process shared libraryRESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Actionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functions
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"nonehorizontal partitioning infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenoneMasterless
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 integritynono infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possibleyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/Write Lockingyes
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoIdentity management, authentication, and access control
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CassandraEJDBFaunaDB
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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