DB-EnginesInfluxDB download bannerEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Cassandra vs. EXASOL vs. Netezza vs. Snowflake

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

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBM  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.Data warehouse and analytics appliance part of IBM PureSystemsCloud-based data warehousing service for structured and semi-structured data
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score120.07
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score2.75
Rank#88  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score17.82
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Score2.39
Rank#100  Overall
#49  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.ibm.com/­analytics/­netezzawww.snowflake.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourcesdocs.snowflake.net/­manuals/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookExasolIBMSnowflake Computing Inc.
Initial release2008200020002014
Current release3.11.6, February 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononoyes
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
Implementation languageJava
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux infoincluded in appliancehosted
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesyesyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
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++
Fortran
Java
Lua
Perl
Python
R
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyesuser 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-slave replicationyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationyesno
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 integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization conceptUsers with fine-grained authorization concept, user roles and pluggable authentication
More information provided by the system vendor
CassandraEXASOLNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMSnowflake
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
» more
Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
» more
Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
» more
Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
» more
Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
» more

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesDBHawk: Secure access to SQL, NoSQL and Cloud databases with an all-in-one solution.
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Instaclustr: Fully Hosted and Managed Apache Cassandra
» more

DataStax Enterprise: Apache Cassandra for enterprises.
» more
CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
CassandraEXASOLNetezza infoAlso called PureData System for Analytics by IBMSnowflake
DB-Engines blog posts

Cassandra keeps climbing the ranks of the DB-Engines Ranking
3 May 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Oracle is the DBMS of the Year
5 January 2016, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
2 November 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Conferences and events

DataStax Accelerate
San Diego, California, USA, 11-13 May 2020

Recent citations in the news

DataStax launches Kubernetes operator for open source Cassandra database
31 March 2020, TechCrunch

DataStax Boosts Cassandra Kubernetes with Cloud-Native Capabilities
2 April 2020, Database Trends and Applications

DataStax releases open-source Kubernetes Operator for Apache Cassandra
2 April 2020, Help Net Security

DataStax Releases Open-Source Kubernetes Operator for Cassandra
2 April 2020, Solutions Review

DataStax shifts focus back towards the Cassandra community
6 March 2020, Diginomica

provided by Google News

65% of Data Teams Have Experienced Employee Resistance to Adopting Data-Driven Methods
31 March 2020, StreetInsider.com

Many employees still resist data-driven culture
31 March 2020, TechTarget

Operation Fistula Launches Visualize Gender Equality
5 March 2020, Yahoo Finance

Splunk research unveils economic value of data for businesses worldwide
13 March 2020, Data Economy

Current and Future Growth of In-memory OLAP Database Market by Forecast to 2024: Leading Players – Altibase, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP SE
13 March 2020, Bandera County Courier

provided by Google News

Octopai Announces Support of Tabular on Azure Analysis Services, Netezza and Vertica
9 March 2020, MarTech Series

RIP Netezza, IBM’s FPGA-powered data warehousing dream
3 July 2019, The Register

Snowflake CEO Talks Cloud Amid Coronavirus
3 April 2020, Investor's Business Daily

Analytics Moves To The Cloud, And IBM i Data Goes With It
11 March 2020, IT Jungle

Breaking through Netezza End-of-Life
30 October 2018, Database Trends and Applications

provided by Google News

Snowflake CEO Talks Cloud Amid Coronavirus
3 April 2020, Investor's Business Daily

To track coronavirus, real-time data and analytics in the cloud get real
1 April 2020, SiliconANGLE

DBSync Cloud Replication Adds Support for New Cloud Data Warehouse System
18 March 2020, PR Web

How data warehouses have become the new data lakes for business
2 April 2020, IT Brief Australia

Clumio SaaS Continues Contributions to $10 Billion ...
10 March 2020, Dark Reading

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Database Reliability Engineer - Cassandra
Qualys, Foster City, CA

Cassandra Database Administrator
CEDENT, Dallas, TX

DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR (SQL)
Foot Locker, Inc., Camp Hill, PA

Cassandra Database Consultant
QuEST Global Engineering, Houston, TX

Database Administrator
PMG Global, Herndon, VA

Database Administrator
Trilliant, Cary, NC

Data Engineer
National Research Center for College & University Admissions, Austin, TX

AWS DevOps Engineer
National Research Center for College & University Admissions, Austin, TX

Intern: Analytics & Data Science
Equinix, Sunnyvale, CA

Junior Data Analyst - Marketing and Sales
McKinsey & Company, San Jose, CA

Netezza DBA
InfoQuest Consulting Group Inc., Monmouth Junction, NJ

SQL DBA - Need only local to Michigan
Amzur, Novi, MI

DW & MPP
Amazon Web Services, Inc., Remote

App Support Engineer
Ace-stack LLC, Bothell, WA

Analytics Specialist - Multiple Openings - Data&AI
Microsoft, United States

PL SQL Database Developer
Omega Hires, San Jose, CA

Database Administrator
Mindboard, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

Database Administrator
Blue Sky Innovative Solutions, LLC, New York, NY

Database Engineer
Vermont Information Processing, Colchester, VT

Data Analyst
Incept Data Solutions, Inc, Sterling, VA

jobs by Indeed




Share this page

Featured Products

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Couchbase logo

SQL + JSON + NoSQL.
Power, flexibility & scale.
All open source.
Get started now.

Neo4j logo

Get your free copy of the new O'Reilly book Graph Algorithms with 20+ examples for
machine learning, graph analytics and more.

Datastax Luna logo

Simple, subscription-based support for open source
Apache Cassandra™ from the Cassandra experts.
Learn more.

Present your product here