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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. EXASOL vs. Interbase vs. RDF4J

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRDF store
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Score120.36
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score2.89
Rank#89  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score6.55
Rank#53  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbaserdf4j.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasedocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookExasolEmbarcaderoSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2008200019842004
Current release3.11.6, February 2020InterBase 2017, March 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaCJava
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemas
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.nonono infoexport as XML data possible
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesyesno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingnonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleInterbase Change Viewsnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationnono
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 integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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CassandraEXASOLInterbaseRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame
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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