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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Hive vs. SWC-DB vs. TerminusDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonHive  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 accessdata warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on HadoopA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMSScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSWide column storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score118.15
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score78.66
Rank#17  Overall
#11  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#335  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Score0.11
Rank#317  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orghive.apache.orggithub.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
terminusdb.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Hometerminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by FacebookAlex KashirinDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release2008201220202018
Current release4.0.5, July 20223.1.2, August 20190.5, April 202110.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2Open 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
All OS with a Java VMLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Proprietary 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
C++
Java
PHP
Python
C++JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reducenoyes
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factorJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoquery execution via MapReducenono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual 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 infoin-memory journaling
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users, groups and rolesRole-based access control
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CassandraHiveSWC-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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