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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. GigaSpaces InsightEdge vs. Neo4j vs. Teradata

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonGigaSpaces InsightEdge  Xexclude from comparisonNeo4j  Xexclude from comparisonTeradata  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 TransactionsOpen source graph databaseA hybrid cloud data analytics software platform (Teradata Vantage)
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Object oriented DBMS infoValues are user defined objects
Graph DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS
Search engine
Spatial DBMSDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score113.63
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.55
Rank#222  Overall
#35  Document stores
#13  Object oriented DBMS
Score52.32
Rank#18  Overall
#1  Graph DBMS
Score71.43
Rank#15  Overall
#10  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.gigaspaces.comneo4j.comwww.teradata.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.gigaspaces.com/­latest/­landing.htmlneo4j.com/­docsdocs.teradata.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookGigaspaces TechnologiesNeo4j, Inc.Teradata
Initial release2008200020071984
Current release3.11.10 , February 202115.5, September 20204.2.3, January 2021Teradata Vantage 1.0 MU2, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2; Commercial licenses availableOpen Source infoGPL version3, commercial licenses availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJava, C++, .NetJava, Scala
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux infoCan also be used server-less as embedded Java database.
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hosted
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free and schema-optionalyes
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.nono infoXML can be used for describing objects metadatayes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes infopluggable indexing subsystem, by default Apache Luceneyes infoJoin-index to prejoin tables, aggregate index, sparse index, hash index
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-99 for query and DML statementsnoyes infoSQL 2016 + extensions
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
Bolt protocol
Cypher query language
Java API
Neo4j-OGM infoObject Graph Mapper
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data Neo4j
TinkerPop 3
.NET Client API
HTTP REST
JDBC
JMS Adapter
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
Python
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Elixir
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Cobol
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
Perl
PL/1
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infoUser defined Procedures and Functionsyes infoUDFs, stored procedures, table functions in parallel
Triggersyesyes, event driven architectureyes infovia event handleryes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingnoneSharding infoHashing
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
Causal Clustering using Raft protocol infoavailable in in Enterprise Version onlyMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoMap-Reduce pattern can be built with XAP task executorsnono
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, ANYCausal and Eventual Consistency configurable in Causal Cluster setup
Immediate Consistency in stand-alone mode
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
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.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectRole-based access controlUsers, roles and permissions. Pluggable authentication with supported standards (LDAP, Active Directory, Kerberos)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraGigaSpaces InsightEdgeNeo4jTeradata
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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GigaSpaces, the pioneer of In-Memory Computing , drives enterprise digital transformation...
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Neo4j is a native graph database platform that is built to store, query, analyze...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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​ AI Driven Autonomous Operations – GigaSpaces’ unique AI driven technology simplifies...
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Neo4j database is the only transactional database that combines everything you need...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Application Acceleration, Smart Caching, BI Acceleration on Fresh Data, Digital Integration...
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Real-Time Recommendations Master Data Management Identity and Access Management Network...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PriceRunner, Cerner, Societe Generale,...
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Over 300 commercial customers and over 750 startups use Neo4j. Flagship customers...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Forrester has positioned GigaSpaces as a strong performer in The Forrester Wave™:...
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Neo4j boasts the world's largest graph database ecosystem with more than a 15 million...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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GigaSpaces offers both open source and commercial editions with annual subscriptions....
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GPL v3 license that can be used all the places where you might use MySQL. Neo4j Commercial...
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