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DBMS > Cassandra vs. FileMaker vs. LokiJS vs. TimesTen

System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. FileMaker vs. LokiJS vs. TimesTen

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonLokiJS  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessFileMaker is a cross-platform RDBMS that includes a GUI frontend.In-memory JavaScript DBMSIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSDocument storeRelational 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
Score55.86
Rank#22  Overall
#14  Relational DBMS
Score0.60
Rank#222  Overall
#33  Document stores
Score1.79
Rank#129  Overall
#64  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.claris.com/­filemakergithub.com/­techfort/­LokiJSwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.claris.com/­resources/­documentationtechfort.github.io/­LokiJSdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2008198320141998
Current release4.0.1, September 202119.3.1, June 202111 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaScript
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
server-less, requires a JavaScript environment (browser, Node.js)AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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 infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatnono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes infovia viewsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infovia pluginsnoyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JavaScript APIJDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
PHPJavaScriptC
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesView functions in JavaScriptPL/SQL
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"nonenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSource-replica replication, warm standby infosince Version 14noneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
noneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnono infoatomic operations within a single collection possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSerialization of a DB in a Node.JS/Cordova/PhoneGap environment. Usage of the IndexedDB-API in a browser.yes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesnofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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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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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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