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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Heroic vs. InfluxDB vs. SingleStore

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessTime Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO packageDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score114.00
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.15
Rank#304  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score29.24
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score5.21
Rank#67  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overviewwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSpotifySingleStore Inc.
Initial release2008201420132013
Current release3.11.10 , February 20212.0.2, November 20207.3, December 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availablecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaGoC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 solutionyes infovia Elasticsearchnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-like query languageyes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoin enterprise version onlySharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyesselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlySource-replica replication
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
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnonoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoDepending on used storage engineyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectsimple rights management via user accountsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraHeroicInfluxDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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InfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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SingleStore is The No Limits Database™, powering modern applications and analytical...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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Performance - Shattering the Trillion-Rows-Per-Second Barrier Fast data ingest -...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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Real-Time Analytics Internet of Things Personalization and Recommendations Risk Management...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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InfluxData has over 630 paying customers, including IBM, PayPal, Siemens Tesla and...
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Comcast - Real-time Stream Processing Architecture DellEMC - Getting it Right Exactly...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Fastest growing database to garnish 17,000 github stars Over 260,000 daily active...
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Customers in various industries worldwide -- US and International Industry Solutions:...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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