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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. InterSystems IRIS vs. JanusGraph vs. TimesTen

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonInterSystems IRIS  Xexclude from comparisonJanusGraph infosuccessor of Titan  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA containerised multi-model DBMS, interoperability and analytics data platform with wide capabilities for vertical and horizontal scalabilityA Graph DBMS optimized for distributed clusters infoIt was forked from the latest code base of Titan in January 2017In-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Key-value store
Object oriented DBMS
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score120.66
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.08
Rank#140  Overall
#21  Document stores
#23  Key-value stores
#6  Object oriented DBMS
#68  Relational DBMS
Score1.77
Rank#119  Overall
#6  Graph DBMS
Score2.12
Rank#109  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.intersystems.com/­products/­intersystems-irisjanusgraph.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.intersystems.com/­irislatest/­csp/­docbook/­DocBook.UI.Page.clsdocs.janusgraph.orgdocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookInterSystemsLinux Foundation; originally developed as Titan by AureliusOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release2008201820171998
Current release3.11.5, October 20192018.1.1, February 20180.4.0, July 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freedepending on used data modelyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 solutionyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesnoyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
TinkerPop Blueprints
TinkerPop Frames
TinkerPop Gremlin
TinkerPop Rexster
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Clojure
Java
Python
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyesPL/SQL
Triggersyesyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingyes infodepending on the used storage backend (e.g. Cassandra, HBase, BerkeleyDB)none
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationyesMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infovia Faunus, a graph analytics engineno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes infoRelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoSupports various storage backends: Cassandra, HBase, Berkeley DB, Akiban, Hazelcastyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectyesUser authentification and security via Rexster Graph Serverfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraInterSystems IRISJanusGraph infosuccessor of TitanTimesTen
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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InterSystems IRIS is a complete cloud-first data platform which includes a multi-model...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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