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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. NuoDB vs. YugaByte DB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  Xexclude from comparisonYugaByte DB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsDistributed, transactional, high performant database, wire compatible with Cassandra, Redis and (limited) PostgreSQL
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Key-value store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score125.72
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.02
Rank#145  Overall
#72  Relational DBMS
Score0.38
Rank#219  Overall
#31  Document stores
#39  Key-value stores
#11  Wide column stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.nuodb.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdoc.nuodb.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­YugaByte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookNuoDB, Inc.YugaByte
Initial release200820132017
Current release3.11.4, February 20191.0, May 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoApache 2.0, enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
hosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 solutionyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
Cassandra (CQL) compatible API
PostgreSQL compatible API infostill in beta
Redis compatible API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJava, SQLno
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"data is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtenSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID infotunable commit protocolACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoTemporary tableno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersno
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CassandraNuoDBYugaByte DB
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Horizontal scale-out, continuous availability, multi-tenant support, ANSI SQL compatible,...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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NuoDB is a scale-out SQL RDBMS based on a Durable Distributed Caching (DDC) architecture....
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Operational / OLTP database workloads in data centers or public clouds
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Dassault Systemes, Santander, Temenos
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Fast growing commercial and enterprise customer base IDC Innovators: Dynamically...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Subscription-based pricing with free community edition and commercial enterprise...
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