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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.
Primary database modelWide column storeSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS infostarting with release V5
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score103.86
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.81
Rank#214  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.geomesa.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookCCRi and others
Initial release20082014
Current release4.1.3, July 20234.0.5, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaScala
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"depending on storage layer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibledepending on storage layer
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
depending on storage layer
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nodepending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storage
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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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