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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. InfluxDB vs. TiDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparisonTiDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessDBMS for storing time series, events and metricsTiDB is an open source distributed Hybrid Transactional/Analytical Processing (HTAP) database that supports MySQL and Spark SQL syntaxes.
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score125.21
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score18.34
Rank#34  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Score2.07
Rank#117  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.influxdata.com/­time-series-platform/­influxdbpingcap.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdbpingcap.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookPingCAP, Inc.
Initial release200820132016
Current release3.11.4, February 20191.7.6, April 20193.0.0, June 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaGoGo, Rust
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesNumeric data and Stringsyes
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 solutionnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonono
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infoin enterprise version onlyhorizontal partitioning (by key range)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version onlyUsing Raft consensus algorithm to ensure data replication with strong consistency among multiple replicas.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infowith TiSpark Connector
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 integritynonono infocurrently only supported in syntax
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 datayesyesyes
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.noyes infoDepending on used storage engineno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectsimple rights management via user accountsUsers with fine-grained authorization concept. No user groups or roles.
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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InfluxData includes the open source time-series database InfluxDB . It supports high...
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TiDB is an open source distributed scalable hybrid transactional and analytical processing...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Time to Value An end-to-end platform, InfluxData is ready to go on the cloud or via...
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In the current database landscape, infrastructure engineers often have to use one...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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IoT & Sensor Monitoring Instrumentation of every available surface in the material...
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TiDB is designed to support both OLTP and OLAP scenarios. You can use TiDB , the...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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InfluxData , the creator of InfluxDB, delivers a modern Open Source Platform built...
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Bank of Beijing (Banking) Mobike (Ridesharing) Toutiao (Media) Ele.me (Catering)...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Fastest growing database to garnish 14,018 github stars Over 148,000 servers deployed...
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InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners 15000+ stars on GitHub...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Open source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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Open Source Apache 2.0 with either commercial licensing or fully-hosted DB-as-a-service...
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