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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score118.08
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#335  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookCirconus LLC.
Initial release20082017
Current release3.11.9, November 2020V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in Lua
Triggersyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Automatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 objectno
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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IRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Unmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Real Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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IRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Only TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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