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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Google Search Appliance vs. Interbase vs. Percona Server for MySQL vs. RavenDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Search Appliance  Xexclude from comparisonInterbase  Xexclude from comparisonPercona Server for MySQL  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessThe Google Search Appliance consists of hardware and software for indexing documents in local networks.Light-weight proven RDBMS infooriginally from BorlandEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.Open Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelWide column storeSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS infoexperimental
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score120.07
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score2.62
Rank#95  Overall
#11  Search engines
Score6.46
Rank#53  Overall
#30  Relational DBMS
Score2.19
Rank#105  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score3.46
Rank#81  Overall
#14  Document stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgenterprise.google.com/­search/­products/­gsa.htmlwww.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-serverravendb.net
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestsupport.google.com/­gsadocs.embarcadero.com/­products/­interbasewww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATESTravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookGoogleEmbarcaderoPerconaHibernating Rhinos
Initial release20082002198420082010
Current release3.11.6, February 2020InterBase 2017, March 20178.0.18-9, December 20194.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaCC and C++C#
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
iOS
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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 infoexport as XML data possibleyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyesyesSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Administrative API
Browser interface
HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Object Pascal
PHP
Ruby
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infoInterbase procedure and trigger languageyesyes
Triggersyesyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationInterbase Change ViewsMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
XtraDB Cluster
Multi-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMultiversion concurreny controlyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUser authentication via various security protocolsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or rolesAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
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CassandraGoogle Search ApplianceInterbasePercona Server for MySQLRavenDB
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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