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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. GeoMesa vs. NSDb vs. Weaviate

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparisonWeaviate  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.Scalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of KubernetesA cloud-native, realtime vector search engine integrating scalable machine learning models
Primary database modelWide column storeSpatial DBMSTime Series DBMSSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score118.01
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.78
Rank#199  Overall
#3  Spatial DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.17
Rank#295  Overall
#19  Search engines
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.geomesa.orgnsdb.iogithub.com/­semi-technologies/­weaviate
weaviate.io
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlnsdb.io/­Architectureweaviate.io/­developers/­weaviate/­current
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookCCRi and othersSeMI Technologies B.V.
Initial release2008201420172017
Current release4.0.4, May 20223.2.0, April 20211.0.3, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open 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 languageJavaScalaJava, ScalaGo
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes, maps to GraphQL interface
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, stringyes 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.nononono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesall fields are automatically indexedyes 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)noSQL-like query languageGraphQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
GraphQL query language
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"depending on storage layerShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibledepending on storage layeryes
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
depending on storage layerEventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesUsing Apache Luceneyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nodepending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageOpenID Connect Discovery
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CassandraGeoMesaNSDbWeaviate
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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