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DBMS > Cassandra vs. MaxDB vs. Riak TS

System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. MaxDB vs. Riak TS

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  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 solutionsRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score123.55
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score4.04
Rank#83  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#277  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgmaxdb.sap.comriak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestmaxdb.sap.com/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997Basho Technologies
Initial release200819842015
Current release4.0.1, September 20217.9.10 (January 2020), 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infoLimited community edition freeOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Erlang
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
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 proceduresnoyesJavaScript 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"noneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
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 integritynoyesno infolinks between datasets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDno
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
CassandraMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-DRiak TS
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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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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