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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. RDF4J vs. ToroDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonToroDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.A MongoDB-compatible JSON document store, built on top of PostgreSQL
Primary database modelWide column storeRDF storeDocument store
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Score121.09
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.48
Rank#220  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.05
Rank#318  Overall
#42  Document stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgrdf4j.orgwww.torodb.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestrdf4j.org/­documentationwww.torodb.com/­stampede/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.8Kdata
Initial release200820042016
Current release3.11.6, February 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoAGPL-V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
All OS with a Java 7 VM
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, integer, double, boolean, date, object_id
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.nono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"noneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possiblenoneMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
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
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
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 objectnoAccess rights for users and roles
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CassandraRDF4J infoformerly known as SesameToroDB
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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