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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. IBM Cloudant vs. JaguarDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonJaguarDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBPerformant, highly scalable DBMS for AI and IoT applications
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score114.00
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score3.18
Rank#91  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.06
Rank#332  Overall
#54  Key-value stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.datajaguar.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantwww.datajaguar.com/­support.php
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014DataJaguar, Inc.
Initial release200820102015
Current release4.0, July 20212.9.4 September 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaErlangC++ infothe server part. Clients available in other languages
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hostedLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnoyes
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 solutionyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noA subset of ANSI SQL is implemented infobut no views, foreign keys, triggers
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyEventual 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 operationsno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 objectAccess rights for users can be defined per databaserights management via user accounts
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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SQL support, group by, order by, join
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Extremely easy to scale-out (in seconds) 100,000 times faster
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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IoT data, time series data, AI data. Any type of numerical data.
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Quantea, 2PiDay, Synqy, SinoLogistics, IIVI
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Advertising awareness, installed base, brand image, market share
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Free-trial license, per-node license, and subscription license.
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