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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. PostGIS vs. Raima Database Manager

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonPostGIS  Xexclude from comparisonRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_Vista  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessSpatial extension of PostgreSQLRDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into an application or used as a database server
Primary database modelWide column storeSpatial DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score116.31
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score29.16
Rank#29  Overall
#1  Spatial DBMS
Score0.47
Rank#272  Overall
#126  Relational DBMS
#20  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgpostgis.netraima.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestpostgis.net/­documentationdocs.raima.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookRaima Inc.
Initial release200820051984
Current release4.1.0, December 20223.3.2, November 202215, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoGPL v2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaCC
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Android
HP-UX
Integrity RTOS
iOS
Linux
OS X
QNX
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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 infoExporting/Importing of XML structures possible
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Objective-C
PL/SQL
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functionsyes infobased on the ANSI/ISO SQL Persistent Stored Modules (PSM) specification
Triggersyesyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"yes infobased on PostgreSQLhorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleyes infobased on PostgreSQLSource-replica replication
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 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 operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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 objectyes infobased on PostgreSQLno
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CassandraPostGISRaima Database Manager infoformerly named db_Vista
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Raima Database Manager (RDM) is an embedded time-series database optimized to run...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Decreased time-to-market Industry-standard interfaces & tools for making your job...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Typical use cases include: Internet of Things (IoT) Embedded In-Memory Database Time-Series...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Infor, ABB, The Boeing Company, BAE Systems, Dow Jones, Dun & Bradstreet, Fujitsu,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Over 30 000 applications developers worldwide have field-tested RDM products More...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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Just as the technical aspects of Raima Database Manager are flexible, so are the...
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