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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. GeoSpock vs. SurrealDB

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DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessSpatial and temporal data processing engine for extreme data scaleA fully ACID transactional, developer-friendly, multi-model DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS infostarting with release V5Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score99.13
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.04
Rank#180  Overall
#30  Document stores
#17  Graph DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orggeospock.comsurrealdb.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestsurrealdb.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookGeoSpockSurrealDB Ltd
Initial release20082022
Current release4.1.3, July 20232.0, September 2019v1.5.0, May 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaJava, JavascriptRust
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 solutiontemporal, categorical
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)ANSI SQL for query only (using Presto)SQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBCGraphQL
RESTful HTTP API
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Deno
Go
JavaScript (Node.js)
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Automatic sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users can be defined per tableyes, based on authentication and database rules
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CassandraGeoSpockSurrealDB
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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