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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Heroic vs. Kingbase vs. SWC-DB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonKingbase  Xexclude from comparisonSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database  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 ElasticSearchAn enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle and widely used in China.A high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score119.20
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.04
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#256  Overall
#120  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#315  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.kingbase.com.cngithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewbbs.kingbase.com.cn/­chess_wenku-index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSpotifyBeiJing KINGBASE Information technologies inc.Alex Kashirin
Initial release2008201419992020
Current release4.0.1, September 2021V8.0, August 20210.5, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC and JavaC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
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.nonoyesno
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noStandard with numerous extensionsSQL-like query language
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
ADO.NET
gokb
JDBC
kdbndp
ODBC
PDI
PDO
Pro*C
psycopg2
QT
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
C++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonouser defined functionsno
Triggersyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardinghorizontal partitioning (by range, list and hash) and vertical partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyesyes
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 ConsistencyImmediate 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
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 objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraHeroicKingbaseSWC-DB infoSuper Wide Column Database
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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An enterprise-class RDBMS compatible with PostgreSQL and Oracle. It has the following...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Complete database management platform with Integrated Development Environment Tool,...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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New applications for transactional and mixed workloads that need to integrate with...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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The main customers are: China National Petroleum Corporation China Petrochemical...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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At present, the main market is in China, but expansion to the international market...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Business license. Various sales modes: for example, sales by set, sales by CPU quantity,...
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