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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. EnterpriseDB vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEnterpriseDB  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessThe EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.GPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score123.40
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score2.24
Rank#102  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score0.54
Rank#194  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.enterprisedb.comwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.enterprisedb.com/­resources/­product-documentationwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookEnterpriseDBKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2008200520122016
Current release3.11.4, February 2019V10, November 20176.0V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaCC, C++C++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
LinuxLinux
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infostandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
native C library
streaming API for large objects
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.user defined functionsno
Triggersyesyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-master replicationMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yesyes
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.nonoyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and roles on table levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraEnterpriseDBKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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PostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Complete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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New applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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MasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom and...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Listed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Open Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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