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DBMS > Cassandra vs. EsgynDB vs. HBase vs. Ignite

System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. EsgynDB vs. HBase vs. Ignite

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonHBase  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionWide-column store based on Apache Hadoop and on concepts of BigTableApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSWide column storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score119.20
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.24
Rank#278  Overall
#129  Relational DBMS
Score45.54
Rank#25  Overall
#2  Wide column stores
Score6.43
Rank#62  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.esgyn.cnhbase.apache.orgignite.apache.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latesthbase.apache.orgapacheignite.readme.io/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookEsgynApache Software Foundation infoApache top-level project, originally developed by PowersetApache Software Foundation
Initial release2008201520082015
Current release4.0.1, September 20212.3.4, January 2021Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Astra DB: Multi-cloud DBaaS built on Apache Cassandra.Cloudera Operational Database: Cloud-native autonomous Apache HBase for unparalleled scale, performance and reliability. Automate and simplify database management with capabilities like auto-scale, auto-heal, and auto-tune.
Implementation languageJavaC++, JavaJavaC++, Java, .Net
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Unix
Windows infousing Cygwin
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free, schema definition possibleyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptions to bring your own types, AVROyes
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 solutionyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesnoANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDL
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
Thrift
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.NetC
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Proceduresyes infoCoprocessors in Javayes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)
Triggersyesnoyesyes (cache interceptors and events)
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication between multi datacentersMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
yes (replicated cache)
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDSingle row ACID (across millions of columns)ACID
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.nonoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess Control Lists (ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABACSecurity Hooks for custom implementations
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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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No single point of failure ensures very high availability with multiple customers...
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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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Apple, Salesforce, Cerner, Allegis Group, Bloomberg, Airtel, Thomson Reuters, Dish,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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#1 largest NoSQL database by revenue
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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