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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Ehcache vs. SWC-DB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEhcache  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA widely adopted Java cache with tiered storage optionsA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeWide column store
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score123.55
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score6.09
Rank#65  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.09
Rank#309  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.ehcache.orggithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.ehcache.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookTerracotta Inc, owned by Software AGAlex Kashirin
Initial release200820092020
Current release4.0.1, September 20213.9.6, September 20210.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JCacheProprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
JavaC++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesyes infoCache Event Listenersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoby using Terracotta ServerSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes infoby using Terracotta Server
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
Tunable Consistency (Strong, Eventual, Weak)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsyes infosupports JTA and can work as an XA resource
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infousing a tiered cache-storage approachyes
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 objectno
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CassandraEhcacheSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
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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