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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Google Cloud Bigtable vs. Transbase

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Bigtable  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessGoogle's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.A resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score119.18
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score3.67
Rank#84  Overall
#7  Wide column stores
Score0.22
Rank#275  Overall
#127  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgcloud.google.com/­bigtablewww.transaction.de/­en/­home.html
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestcloud.google.com/­bigtable/­docswww.transaction.de/­en/­info-center/­product-info-whitepapers.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookGoogleTransaction Software GmbH
Initial release200820151987
Current release3.11.8, August 2020Transbase 8.3, September 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HappyBase (Python library)
HBase compatible API (Java)
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyesnoyes
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 possibleInternal replication in Colossus, and regional replication between two clusters in different zonesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate consistency (for a single cluster), Eventual consistency (for two or more replicated clusters)Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsAtomic single-row operationsyes
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.nonono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraGoogle Cloud BigtableTransbase
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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The resource-optimized high-performance database system Transbase® impresses with...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are placing new demands on database management...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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In following areas we created solutions based on Transbase®, C-chain and SecureBase:...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Together successful through Co-Operation: The successful business principles of the...
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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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You will receive the Transbase® full version as a Subscription with a term of one...
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