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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Machbase vs. Microsoft Azure Data Explorer

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessTimeSeries DBMS for IoT and BigDataFully managed big data interactive analytics platform
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score120.36
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.06
Rank#308  Overall
#27  Time Series DBMS
Score2.66
Rank#97  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.machbase.comazure.microsoft.com/­services/­data-explorer
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdoc.machbase.comdocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­data-explorer
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookMachbaseMicrosoft
Initial release200820132019
Current release3.11.6, February 2020V4.0
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infofree test version availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query languageKusto Query Language (KQL), SQL subset
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Microsoft SQL Server communication protocol (MS-TDS)
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
.Net
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PowerShell
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoYes. Languages: KQL, Python, R
TriggersyesnoTable-level update policy rules can be used to automatically run a query and ingest its results when data is ingested into another table.
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud service
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factoryes infoImplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesnoyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infovolatile and lookup tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectsimple password-based access controlAzure Active Directory Authentication
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CassandraMachbase infoFormer name was InfinifluxMicrosoft Azure Data Explorer
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Machbase is an extremely fast time series database which processes large volumes...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Fastest Database for IIoT, Independently verified, on Industry Standard Benchmarks....
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Distributed Query In Machbase Enterprise Edition, a broker node, which is responsible...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Samsung, POSCO, Hyundai heavy industries, SFA
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Real-time data processing Real-time index creation Optimized DBMS for processing...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Machbase provide several product editions, including: Intelligent Edge Device, Fog...
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