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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. OceanBase vs. Riak KV

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonOceanBase  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessA distributed, high available RDBMS compatible with Oracle and MySQLDistributed, fault tolerant key-value store
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexes
Secondary database modelsVector DBMS infostarting with release V5Document store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score109.27
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1.61
Rank#163  Overall
#75  Relational DBMS
Score5.23
Rank#77  Overall
#9  Key-value stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgen.oceanbase.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latesten.oceanbase.com/­docs/­oceanbase-databasewww.tiot.jp/­riak-docs/­riak/­kv/­latest
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookOceanBase infopreviously Alibaba and Ant GroupOpenSource, formerly Basho Technologies
Initial release200820112009
Current release4.1.3, July 20233.2.3, March 20223.2.0, December 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoCommercial license availableOpen Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise edition
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Erlang
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 solutionyesrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Proprietary native API
Table API
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Ada infoin MySQL-compatible model
C infoin Oracle- and MySQL- compatible models
C++ infoin Oracle- and MySQL- compatible models
D infoin MySQL-compatible model
Delphi infoin MySQL-compatible model
Eiffel infoin MySQL-compatible model
Erlang infoin MySQL-compatible model
Haskell infoin MySQL-compatible model
Java infoin Oracle- and MySQL- compatible models
JavaScript (Node.js) infoin MySQL-compatible model
Objective-C infoin MySQL-compatible model
OCaml infoin MySQL-compatible model
Perl infoin MySQL-compatible model
PHP infoin MySQL-compatible model
Python infoin MySQL-compatible model
Ruby infoin MySQL-compatible model
Scheme infoin MySQL-compatible model
Tcl infoin MySQL-compatible model
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPL/SQL in oracle-compatible mode, MySQL Stored Procedure in mysql-compatible modeErlang
Triggersyesyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning (by hash, key, range, range columns, list, and list columns)Sharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication using Paxosselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infolinks between data sets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
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 objectAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardyes, using Riak Security
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CassandraOceanBaseRiak KV
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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OceanBase Database is the world’s only native distributed database that has set new...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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High Availability : The five IDCs across three sites disaster recovery solution sets...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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OceanBase Database has helped over 400 customers across industries upgrade their...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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TPC-C No.1 Performance , achieved a result of 707.35 million tpmC in the TPC-C benchmark...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Mulan PubL v2 license for open source community edition. Commercial license for enterprise...
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