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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. IBM Db2 vs. SWC-DB vs. TerminusDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2  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 accessCommon in IBM host environments, 2 different versions for host and Windows/LinuxA high performance, scalable Wide Column DBMSScalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 10.5 support for JSON/BSON documents compatible with MongoDBWide column storeGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store infoin Db2 LUW (Linux, Unix, Windows)
Spatial DBMS infowith Db2 Spatial Extender
Time 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
Score157.23
Rank#7  Overall
#5  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#335  Overall
#13  Wide column stores
Score0.11
Rank#317  Overall
#29  Graph DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­analytics/­db2github.com/­kashirin-alex/­swc-db
www.swcdb.org
terminusdb.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSEPGGterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookIBMAlex KashirinDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release20081983 infohost version20202018
Current release4.0.5, July 202212.1, October 20160.5, April 202110.0.21, March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree version is availableOpen Source infoGPL V3Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C++Prolog, Rust
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
LinuxLinux
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)yesSQL-like query languageSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
JSON style queries infoMongoDB compatible
ODBC
XQuery
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
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Visual Basic
C++JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnoyes
Triggersyesyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoonly with Windows/Unix/Linux VersionShardingGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes infowith separate tools (MQ, InfoSphere)Journaling Streams
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
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID
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 objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardRole-based access control
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CassandraIBM Db2 infoformerly named DB2 or IBM Database 2SWC-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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