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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. EXASOL vs. Grakn vs. JaguarDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGrakn  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Grakn is a distributed, hyper-relational database for managing complex data that serves as a knowledge base for cognitive/AI systems.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applications
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSGraph DBMS
Relational DBMS infoOften described as a 'hyper-relational' database, since it implements the 'Entity-Relationship Paradigm' to manage complex data structures and ontologies.
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score120.95
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score2.86
Rank#90  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.49
Rank#207  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#100  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#339  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.exasol.com/­en/­productsgrakn.aiwww.datajaguar.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdev.grakn.ai/­docswww.datajaguar.com/­support.php
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookExasolGrakn LabsDataJaguar, Inc.
Initial release2008200020162015
Current release3.11.6, February 20201.6.2, January 20202.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPL Version 3, commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
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.nononono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesnoA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggers
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
console (shell)
gRPC protocol
Workbase (visualisation software)
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Lua
Python
R
All JVM based languages
Groovy
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnono
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoby using CassandraSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-master replication infoby using CassandraMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationyes infoby using Apache Kafka and Apache Zookeeperno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infosubstituted by the relationship featureno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDno
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.noyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardyes infoat REST API level; other APIs in progressrights management via user accounts
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CassandraEXASOLGraknJaguarDB
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Grakn is the knowledge graph to organise complex networks of data and making it queryable,...
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SQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Expressive and flexible data model: The meta-schema of Grakn allows for modelling...
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Extremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Life sciences : Grakn makes working with biological data much easier and accelerates...
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IoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Quantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Advertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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AGPL and Commercial . The commercial license is priced based on cluster resources...
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Free-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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