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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Ignite vs. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB vs. Sadas Engine vs. Transbase

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Cosmos DB infoformer name was Azure DocumentDB  Xexclude from comparisonSadas Engine  Xexclude from comparisonTransbase  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessApache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.Globally distributed, horizontally scalable, multi-model database serviceSADAS Engine is a columnar DBMS specifically designed for high performance in Data warehouse environmentsA resource-optimized, high-performance, universally applicable RDBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Document store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Wide column store
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score118.01
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score7.09
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
#35  Relational DBMS
Score40.22
Rank#27  Overall
#4  Document stores
#2  Graph DBMS
#3  Key-value stores
#3  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#354  Overall
#152  Relational DBMS
Score0.07
Rank#325  Overall
#147  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgignite.apache.orgazure.microsoft.com/­services/­cosmos-dbwww.sadasengine.comwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase.html
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestapacheignite.readme.io/­docsdocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­cosmos-dbwww.sadasengine.com/­index.php/­downloads/­documentation-columnar-dbwww.transaction.de/­en/­products/­transbase/­features.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookApache Software FoundationMicrosoftSADAS s.r.l.Transaction Software GmbH
Initial release20082015201420061987
Current release4.0.4, May 2022Apache Ignite 2.68.0Transbase 8.4, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercialcommercial infofree trial version availablecommercial infofree development license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesnono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, Java, .NetC++C and C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
hostedAIX
Linux
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON typesyesyes
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.noyesnono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes infoAll properties auto-indexed by defaultyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)ANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLSQL-like query languageyesyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
DocumentDB API
Graph API (Gremlin)
MongoDB API
RESTful HTTP API
Table API
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary native API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
MongoDB client drivers written for various programming languages
Python
.Net
C
C#
C++
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Kotlin
Objective-C
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)JavaScriptnoyes
Triggersyesyes (cache interceptors and events)JavaScriptnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes (replicated cache)yes infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicenoneSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)with Hadoop integration infoIntegration with Hadoop/HDInsight on Azure*nono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyBounded Staleness
Consistent Prefix
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infoConsistency level configurable on request level
Session Consistency
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDMulti-item ACID transactions with snapshot isolation within a partitionyes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes infomanaged by 'Learn by Usage'no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsAccess rights can be defined down to the item levelAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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