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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Kinetica vs. OmniSci vs. Percona Server for MySQL

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonPercona Server for MySQL  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 datasetsA high performance, in-memory, column-oriented RDBMS, designed to run on GPUsEnhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL based on XtraDB or TokuDB storage engines with improved performance and additional diagnostic and management features.
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational 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
Score1.80
Rank#109  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
Score2.34
Rank#99  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.comwww.percona.com/­software/­mysql-database/­percona-server
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latestwww.percona.com/­downloads/­Percona-Server-LATEST
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.Percona
Initial release2008201220162008
Current release3.11.4, February 20196.0V48.0.15-6, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C++ and CUDAC and C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
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
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Ada
C
C#
C++
D
Eiffel
Erlang
Haskell
Java
Objective-C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replicationMaster-master replication
Master-slave replication
XtraDB Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
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 configurationImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnonoACID
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 levelfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUsers with fine-grained authorization concept infono user groups or roles
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CassandraKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018Percona Server for MySQL
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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100% drop in replacement for MySQL Provides enterprise-grade features in an open...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Open source product means improved ROI and no vendor lock-in MyRocks reduces write-amplification...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Transaction-based web site E-commerce applications Structured and predictable data...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Facebook Bloomberg EA Sports Advertise.com Rent the Runway Pepper.com Pivotal Big...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Over 4,500,000 downloads 1000+ customers. Awarded Bronze Stevie® Award winner ​
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Open source and 100% free of fees and license agreements
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