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

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  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 GPUsCassandra-compatible wide column store
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMSWide column store
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
Score1.63
Rank#116  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comwww.omnisci.comwww.scylladb.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.kinetica.com/­docswww.omnisci.com/­docs/­latestdocs.scylladb.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookKineticaMapD Technologies, Inc.ScyllaDB
Initial release2008201220162015
Current release3.11.4, February 20196.0V4Scylla Open Source 3.0.10, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition availableOpen Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C++ and CUDAC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
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.nononono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesnoyes infocluster global secondary indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
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
C#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsnono
Triggersyesyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangenono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoRound robinSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationMaster-master replicationselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possible
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 ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnonono infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operations
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 infoin-memory tables
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-standardAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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CassandraKineticaOmniSci infoFormerly named 'MapD', rebranded to 'OmniSci' in September 2018ScyllaDB
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Scylla is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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AdTech (AdGear, AppNexus, Dstillery, Numberly, Sizmek) Cybersecurity (Veramine) Entertainment...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Comcast, Grab, Yahoo! Japan, IMVU, Adgear, Appnexus, Zenly, Natura, Snapfish, mParticle,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Scylla Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) Scylla Enterprise - subscription-based...
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