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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonMonetDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA relational database management system that stores data in columns
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score119.18
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.96
Rank#125  Overall
#62  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.monetdb.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.monetdb.org/­Documentation
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookMonetDB BV
Initial release20082004
Current release3.11.8, August 2020Jun2020-SP1, July 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoMozilla Public License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infoSQL 2003 with some extensions
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
native C library infoMAPI library (MonetDB application programming interface)
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, in SQL, C, R
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding via remote tables
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenone infoSource-replica replication available in experimental status
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraMonetDB
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Column-store In-memory optimized GeoSpatial support JSON document support
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Scalable architecture - vertical data organization and in-memory optimization guarantee...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Analytical database, Data warehouse, OLAP Data mining Scientific database
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Numascale , Spinque , SecurActive , CHS , NOZHUP
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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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Free and open-source software, Mozilla Public License 2.0 Commercial support available
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