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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Hawkular Metrics vs. SWC-DB vs. TerminusDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonHawkular Metrics  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessHawkular metrics is the metric storage of the Red Hat sponsored Hawkular monitoring system. It is based on Cassandra.A high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMSScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSWide column storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
RDF store
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Score118.15
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.02
Rank#346  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#335  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Score0.11
Rank#317  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.hawkular.orggithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
terminusdb.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.hawkular.org/­hawkular-metrics/­docs/­user-guideterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookCommunity supported by Red HatAlex KashirinDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2008201420202018
Current release4.0.5, July 20220.5, April 202110.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP RESTProprietary protocol
Thrift
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Go
Java
Python
Ruby
C++JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes
Triggersyesyes infovia Hawkular Alertingnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infobased on CassandraShardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
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 operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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 objectnoRole-based access control
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CassandraHawkular MetricsSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column DatabaseTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist
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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