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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Graphite vs. IBM Cloudant
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|Name||Cassandra Xexclude from comparison||Graphite Xexclude from comparison||IBM Cloudant Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB Optimized for write access||Data logging and graphing tool for time series data The storage layer (fixed size database) is called Whisper||Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDB|
|Primary database model||Wide column store||Time Series DBMS||Document store|
|Secondary database models||Vector DBMS starting with release V5|
|Developer||Apache Software Foundation Apache top level project, originally developped by Facebook||Chris Davis||IBM, Apache Software Foundation IBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014|
|Current release||4.1.3, July 2023|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Apache version 2||Open Source Apache 2.0||commercial|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||yes|
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|Server operating systems||BSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||Numeric data only||no|
|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.||no||no||no|
|Secondary indexes||restricted only equality queries, not always the best performing solution||no||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)||no||no|
|APIs and other access methods||Proprietary protocol CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)|
|RESTful HTTP/JSON API|
|Supported programming languages||C#|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding no "single point of failure"||none||Sharding|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||selectable replication factor Representation of geographical distribution of servers is possible||none||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no||yes|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency|
Immediate Consistency can be individually decided for each write operation
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no||no|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no Atomicity and isolation are supported for single operations||no||no atomic operations within a document possible|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes locking||yes Optimistic locking|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||no|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users can be defined per object||no||Access rights for users can be defined per database|
|More information provided by the system vendor|
|Specific characteristics||Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...|
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|Typical application scenarios||Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...|
|Key customers||Apple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...|
|Market metrics||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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