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System Properties Comparison c-treeACE vs. Cassandra vs. Informix

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Namec-treeACE  Xexclude from comparisonCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh speed key-value store, desgined for high availability, mission critical applications with automatic recovery and immediately consistent transaction support.Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides DB2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things data
Primary database modelKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Wide column storeRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDB
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.52
Rank#206  Overall
#34  Key-value stores
#98  Relational DBMS
Score120.71
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score25.51
Rank#26  Overall
#15  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.faircom.com/­-products/­-c-treeacecassandra.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­products/­informix
Technical documentationlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directorycassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
DeveloperFairCom CorporationApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookIBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.
Initial release197920081984
Current releaseV11.5, November 20173.11.5, October 201914.10, March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infoRestricted, free version availableOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageANSI C, C++JavaC, C++ and Java
Server operating systemsAIX
FreeBSD
HP-UX
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
QNX
SCO
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows infoeasily portable to other OSs
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)schema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes, ANSI Standard SQL Typesyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes
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 indexesyesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoANSI SQL queriesSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes
APIs and other access methodsADO.NET
Direct SQL
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Visual Basic
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++noyes
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesFile partitioning, horizontal partitioning, sharding infoCustomizable business rules for table partitioningSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logsselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infowhen using SQLnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoacross SQL and NoSQLyesyes
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.Access rights for users can be defined per objectUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controls
More information provided by the system vendor
c-treeACECassandraInformix
Specific characteristicsSpeed, reliability and consistency are the reasons businesses choose FairCom’s c-treeACE...
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Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesTop Features High-speed transaction processing Immediately consistent, ACID-compliant,...
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No single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosc-treeACE speed, reliability, and flexibility are direct reasons this technology...
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Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersVISA, UPS, Verizon, Motorola, CommVault, Thomson Reuters, ACI, BNY Mellon, Rockwell...
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Apple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Market metricsFrom banking and financial transactions, transportation, warehouse automation, package...
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Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsJust as the technical aspects of c-treeACE are flexible to meet operation requirements,...
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Apache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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