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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. MaxDB vs. Newts vs. RDF4J vs. Stardog

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsTime Series DBMS based on CassandraRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Enterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoning
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
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Score120.36
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score4.15
Rank#72  Overall
#38  Relational DBMS
Score0.02
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Score0.91
Rank#162  Overall
#12  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgmaxdb.sap.comopennms.github.io/­newtsrdf4j.orgwww.stardog.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidocs.rdf4j.orgwww.stardog.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997OpenNMS GroupSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Stardog-Union
Initial release20081984201420042010
Current release3.11.6, February 20207.9.09 (July 2018), 20186.2.3, July 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.commercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/students
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++JavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema support
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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 infoImport/export of XML data possible
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesnoyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatial
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesnonoSPARQL is used as query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
HTTP REST
Java API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
JavaJava
PHP
Python
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnoyesuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Java
Triggersyesyesnoyesyes infovia event handlers
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"noneSharding infobased on Cassandranonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-slave replicationselectable replication factor infobased on CassandranoneMaster-master replication in HA-Cluster
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency in HA-Cluster
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes inforelationships in graphs
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nononoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardnonoAccess rights for users and roles
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CassandraMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-DNewtsRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameStardog
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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