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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. FileMaker vs. MemSQL vs. Newts

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonFileMaker  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  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.MySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storageTime Series DBMS based on Cassandra
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score120.07
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score52.08
Rank#20  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score4.51
Rank#69  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#329  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.filemaker.comwww.memsql.comopennms.github.io/­newts
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.filemaker.com/­support/­product/­documentation.htmldocs.memsql.comgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookFileMaker infoa subsidiary of AppleMemSQL Inc.OpenNMS Group
Initial release2008198320132014
Current release3.11.6, February 202018, May 20197.0.13, March 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercial infofree developer edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
iOS
OS X
Windows
Linux info64 bit version requiredLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
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 infoA http query request can return the data in XML formatnono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infovia pluginsyes, but no triggers and foreign keysno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Filemaker WebDirect
JDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
Java API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
PHPBash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesno
Triggersyesyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"noneShardingSharding infobased on Cassandra
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replication, warm standby infosince Version 14Master-slave replicationselectable replication factor infobased on Cassandra
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 Consistency only within each nodeEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITEDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectsimple rights management via user accounts and connection to external directory servicesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
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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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