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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Google Cloud Bigtable
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|Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB Optimized for write access
|Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.
|Primary database model
|Wide column store
Wide column store
|Secondary database models
|Vector DBMS starting with release V5
|Apache Software Foundation Apache top level project, originally developped by Facebook
|4.1.3, July 2023
|License Commercial or Open Source
|Open Source Apache version 2
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service
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|Astra DB: Multi-cloud DBaaS built on Apache Cassandra.
|Server operating systems
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.
|restricted only equality queries, not always the best performing solution
|SQL Support of SQL
|SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)
|APIs and other access methods
|Proprietary protocol CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
|gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
|Supported programming languages
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes
|Sharding no "single point of failure"
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes
|selectable replication factor Representation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
|Internal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zones
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system
Immediate Consistency can be individually decided for each write operation
|Immediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)
|Foreign keys Referential integrity
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data
|no Atomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
|Atomic single-row operations
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data
|Durability Support for making data persistent
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.
|User concepts Access control
|Access rights for users can be defined per object
|Access rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)
|More information provided by the system vendor
|Google Cloud Bigtable
|Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
|No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
|Typical application scenarios
|Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
|Apple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
|Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
|Licensing and pricing models
|Apache licenseÂ Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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