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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Kinetica vs. NCache vs. OmniSci

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonNCache  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessGPU-accelerated database for real-time analysis of large and streaming datasetsOpen source in-memory key-value storeA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUs
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSKey-value storeRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score123.40
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.54
Rank#194  Overall
#96  Relational DBMS
Score0.93
Rank#148  Overall
#23  Key-value stores
Score1.80
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.alachisoft.com/­ncachewww.omnisci.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.alachisoft.com/­resources/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latest
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookKineticaAlachisoftMapD Technologies, Inc.
Initial release2008201220042016
Current release3.11.4, February 20196.05.0, May 2019V4
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C#, C++, .NETC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxWindowsLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsSQL-like query syntax (OQL) for searching the cacheyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
LINQ
Proprietary protocol
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
.Net
C#
Java
Visual Basic.NET
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsno infosupport for stored procedures with SQL-Server CLRno
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeyes infoNotificationsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingyesSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationyes, with selectable consistency levelMaster-master replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnooptimistic lockingno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and roles on table levelauthentification to access the cache via Active Directory/LDAP (possible roles: user, administrator)fine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraKineticaNCacheOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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NCache has been the market leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years....
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Ncache is 100% .NET with ASP.NET Session State storage, ASP.NET View State Caching,...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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NCache enables industries and users including users doing: Fraud Detection, Retail...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Bank of America, Citi, Natures Way, Charter Spectrum, Barclays, Henry Schein, GBM,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Market Leader in .NET Distributed Caching for the last 10 years.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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The NCache Enterprise licensing model is according to the number of nodes and shards...
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