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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. GigaSpaces

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessHigh performance in-memory data grid platform, powering three products: Smart Cache, Smart ODS (Operational Data Store), Smart Augmented Transactions
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS infostarting with release V5Graph DBMS
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Score101.89
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.97
Rank#192  Overall
#32  Document stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.gigaspaces.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookGigaspaces Technologies
Initial release20082000
Current release4.1.3, July 202315.5, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, C++, .Net
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
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 infoXML can be used for describing objects metadata
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-99 for query and DML statements
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
GigaSpaces LRMI
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
JPA
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersyesyes, event driven architecture
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
Source-replica replication infosynchronous or asynchronous
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executors
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable: ALL, QUORUM, ANY
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
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.noyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectRole-based access control
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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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