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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Oracle NoSQL vs. Percona Server for MongoDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonOracle NoSQL  Xexclude from comparisonPercona Server for MongoDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessKey-value store based on Berkeley DB Java EditionA drop-in replacement for MongoDB Community Edition with enterprise-grade features.
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score123.23
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score3.57
Rank#79  Overall
#13  Key-value stores
Score0.53
Rank#203  Overall
#30  Document stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.oracle.com/­database/­nosql/­index.htmlwww.percona.com/­software/­mongo-database/­percona-server-for-mongodb
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­NOSQL/­index.htmlwww.percona.com/­doc/­percona-server-for-mongodb/­LATEST/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookOraclePercona
Initial release200820112015
Current release3.11.5, October 201918.3, November 20183.4.10-2.10, November 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache V2 for Community Edition, proprietary license for Enterprise EditionOpen Source infoGPL Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Solaris SPARC/x86
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeoptional, scheme definition possible with AVRO or in 'table-style'schema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesoptionalyes
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)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
RESTful HTTP APIproprietary protocol using JSON
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Actionscript
C
C#
C++
Clojure
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Groovy
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Smalltalk
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoJavaScript
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleElectable Master-Slave per shardMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyeswith Hadoop integrationyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infodepending on configuration
Eventual Consistency
Immediate 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 operationsconfigurable infoACID within a storage node (=shard)no
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.noyes infooff heap cacheyes infovia In-Memory Engine
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users and roles
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CassandraOracle NoSQLPercona Server for MongoDB
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Oracle NoSQL Database is a scalable , distributed NoSQL database, designed to provide...
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100% drop in replacement for MongoDB Provides enterprise-grade features in an open...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Data can be modeled as relational-database-style tables, JSON documents, RDF Triples...
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Encrypted WiredTiger storage engine provides data at rest encryption SASL authentication...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Internet of Things where large volume of data needs to be stored and processed very...
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Unstructured data models Internet of Things applications Meeting requirements for...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Large credit card company Airbus NTT Docomo Global rewards company
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SB Tech Moz Meu Patrocinio Passportal See more Percona customers .
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Oracle NoSQL Database is used by hundreds of companies around the world. Oracle NoSQL...
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Over 385,000 downloads 800+ customers. Awarded Bronze Stevie® Award winner for "New...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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