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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. MarkLogic vs. Riak KV

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonMarkLogic  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessOperational and transactional Enterprise NoSQL databaseDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Native XML DBMS
RDF store infoas of version 7
Search engine
Key-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score113.63
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score9.64
Rank#43  Overall
#7  Document stores
#1  Native XML DBMS
#1  RDF stores
#4  Search engines
Score5.07
Rank#67  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.marklogic.comriak.com/­products/­riak-kv
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.marklogic.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookMarkLogic Corp.Basho Technologies
Initial release200820012009
Current release3.11.10 , February 20219.0, 20172.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial inforestricted free version is availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Erlang
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoSchema can be enforcedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infoSQL92no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Java API
Node.js Client API
ODBC
proprietary Optic API infoProprietary Query API, introduced with version 9
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL
WebDAV
XDBC
XQuery
XSLT
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes infovia XQuery or JavaScriptJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infovia Hadoop Connector, HDFS Direct Access and in-database MapReduce jobsyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID infocan act as a resource manager in an XA/JTA transactionno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes, with Range Indexes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectRole-based access control at the document and subdocument levelsno
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CassandraMarkLogicRiak KV
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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The MarkLogic Multi-Model Database provides the simplest way to integrate data from...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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The main benefit of MarkLogic is simplicity. By making things simpler, MarkLogic...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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MarkLogic’s main use case is the Operational Data Hub . A Data Hub is useful for...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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MarkLogic has proven results managing mission-critical data with over 1,000 global...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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MarkLogic is well known within the Fortune 1000, with a strong presence in financial...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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MarkLogic provides a variety of licenses and cloud services: MarkLogic Data Hub Service...
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