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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. EsgynDB vs. jBASE vs. Weaviate

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonjBASE  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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 TrafodionA robust multi-value DBMS comprising development tools and middlewareA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSMultivalue DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score118.01
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.21
Rank#288  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score1.80
Rank#133  Overall
#3  Multivalue DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#295  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.esgyn.cnwww.jbase.comgithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.zumasys.com/­jbaseweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookEsgynZumasysSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2008201519912017
Current release4.0.4, May 20225.71.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infocommercial license available with Weaviate Enterprise
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++, JavaGo
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxAIX
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesoptionalyes infostring, int, float, geo point, date, cross reference, fuzzy references
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes infoall data objects are indexed in a semantic vector space (the Contextionary), all primitive fields are indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesEmbedded SQL for jBASE in BASICGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
SOAP-based API
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net.Net
Basic
Jabbascript
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava Stored Proceduresyesno
Triggersyesnoyesno
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 datacentersyesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual 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 operationsACIDACIDno
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.nonoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelOpenID Connect Discovery
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CassandraEsgynDBjBASEWeaviate
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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As a stand-alone vector search engine, or use one of the many modules (transformers,...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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A ll companies that have data. ​
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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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Weaviate is open-source, and free to use. We also offer Fully managed Weaviate on...
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