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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Heroic vs. Quasardb

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  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 ElasticSearchDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score123.55
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.21
Rank#290  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Score0.15
Rank#297  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexquasardb.net
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overviewdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSpotifyquasardb
Initial release200820142009
Current release4.0.1, September 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binary
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
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infovia Elasticsearchyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-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
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyesSource-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnowith Hadoop integration
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
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 datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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