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

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  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.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF storeSearch engine
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Score120.36
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.02
Rank#323  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#279  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score0.39
Rank#223  Overall
#11  RDF stores
Score7.26
Rank#48  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitecassandra.apache.orgopennms.github.io/­newtswww.quasardb.netrdf4j.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidoc.quasardb.netdocs.rdf4j.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookOpenNMS GroupquasardbSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release20082014200920042001
Current release3.11.6, February 20203.1, January 20193.1.1, October 2018
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.Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++JavaC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infointeger and binaryyesno
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 tagsyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
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
Proprietary protocol
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
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyesno
Triggersyesnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infobased on CassandraSharding infoconsistent hashingnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factornonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnowith Hadoop integrationnono
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 integritynononono
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 usedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby using LevelDByes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
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 trailnono
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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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