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

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparisonSnowflake  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.Performant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applicationsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational 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
Score3.00
Rank#90  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#336  Overall
#59  Key-value stores
Score2.53
Rank#101  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.datajaguar.comwww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.datajaguar.com/­support.phpdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookExasolDataJaguar, Inc.Snowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2008200020152014
Current release3.11.6, February 20202.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linuxhosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infosupport of semi-structured data formats (JSON, XML, Avro)
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggersyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Lua
Python
R
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnouser defined functions
Triggersyesyesnono infosimilar concept for controling cloud resources
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardingyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-master replicationyes
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 ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDnoACID
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-standardrights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
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CassandraEXASOLJaguarDBSnowflake
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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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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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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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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