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

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  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 CassandraOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document DatabaseRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSDocument storeRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score120.71
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.04
Rank#322  Overall
#29  Time Series DBMS
Score3.51
Rank#77  Overall
#14  Document stores
Score0.40
Rank#219  Overall
#10  RDF stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgopennms.github.io/­newtsravendb.netrdf4j.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikiravendb.net/­docsdocs.rdf4j.org
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookOpenNMS GroupHibernating RhinosSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2008201420102004
Current release3.11.5, October 20194.2, May 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license availableOpen 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
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes
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.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noSQL-like query language (RQL)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP REST
Java API
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Java 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#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesyes
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infobased on CassandraShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factor infobased on CassandraMulti-master replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linqno
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
Eventual 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 operationsnoACID, Cluster-wide transaction availableACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes 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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundleno
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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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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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