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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Oracle vs. TimesTen

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonOracle  Xexclude from comparisonTimesTen  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessWidely used RDBMSIn-Memory RDBMS compatible to Oracle
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
RDF store infowith Oracle Spatial and Graph
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score119.84
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score1355.16
Rank#1  Overall
#1  Relational DBMS
Score2.27
Rank#115  Overall
#56  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.oracle.com/­databasewww.oracle.com/­database/­technologies/­related/­timesten.html
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.oracle.com/­en/­databasedocs.oracle.com/­database/­timesten-18.1
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookOracleOracle, TimesTen Performance Software, HP infooriginally founded in HP Labs it was acquired by Oracle in 2005
Initial release200819801998
Current release3.11.6, February 202019c, February 201911 Release 2 (11.2.2.8.0)
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial inforestricted free version is availablecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
z/OS
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris SPARC/x86
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoSchemaless in JSON and XML columnsyes
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infowith proprietary extensionsyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
JDBC
ODBC
ODP.NET
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Cobol
Delphi
Eiffel
Erlang
Fortran
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Objective C
OCaml
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Tcl
Visual Basic
C
C++
Java
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoPL/SQL infoalso stored procedures in Java possiblePL/SQL
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning infowith the optional Oracle Partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno infocan be realized in PL/SQLno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID infoisolation level can be parameterizedACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoby means of logfiles and checkpoints
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoVersion 12c introduced the new option 'Oracle Database In-Memory'yes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraOracleTimesTen
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Oracle Database (commonly referred to as Oracle RDBMS or simply as Oracle) is a multi-model...
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The world's first commercial In-Memory Relational Database offering (launched in...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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TimesTen offers many advantages over competing products: Mature product with nearly...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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TimesTen can be used in a wide range of application areas. Some examples include:...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Some of our key customers include Ericsson , Telcordia , China Mobile, China Telecom,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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TimesTen is used by thousands of customers in tens of thousands of deployments worldwide...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Oracle Database Cloud Services Customers can choose from a wide range of database...
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Standard Oracle licence models ; end user and ISV/OEM licence terms available.
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