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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Newts vs. Quasardb vs. RDF4J

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessTime Series DBMS based on CassandraDistributed, high-performance timeseries databaseRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score118.75
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.00
Rank#343  Overall
#32  Time Series DBMS
Score0.25
Rank#272  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#222  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgopennms.github.io/­newtsquasardb.netrdf4j.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidoc.quasardb.netrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookOpenNMS GroupquasardbSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2008201420092004
Current release3.11.8, August 20203.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licensesOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++Java
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binaryyes
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 solutionnoyes infowith tagsyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-like query languageno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP REST
Java API
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes
Triggersyesnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoconsistent hashingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraSource-replica replication with selectable replication factornone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnowith Hadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
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 operationsnoACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes infoin-memory storage is supported as well
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nonoyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trailno
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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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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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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