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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. OpenTSDB vs. SAP HANA

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonOpenTSDB  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessScalable Time Series DBMS based on HBaseIn-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud service
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score118.12
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score2.62
Rank#119  Overall
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score51.45
Rank#23  Overall
#16  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgopentsdb.netwww.sap.com/­products/­hana.html
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestopentsdb.net/­docs/­build/­html/­index.htmlhelp.sap.com/­hana
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by Facebookcurrently maintained by Yahoo and other contributorsSAP
Initial release200820112010
Current release4.0.7, October 20222.0 SPS06 (March 4, 2022), March 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoLGPLcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based service
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
Appliance or cloud-service
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnumeric data for metrics, strings for tagsyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP API
Telnet API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Erlang
Go
Java
Python
R
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoSQLScript, R
Triggersyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infobased on HBaseyes
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factor infobased on HBaseyes
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 Consistency infobased on HBaseImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID
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.nonoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnoyes
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CassandraOpenTSDBSAP HANA
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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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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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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