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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. RavenDB

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelWide column storeDocument store
Secondary database modelsGraph DBMS infoexperimental
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score114.62
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score3.35
Rank#89  Overall
#17  Document stores
Websitecassandra.apache.orgravendb.net
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookHibernating Rhinos
Initial release20082010
Current release3.11.10 , February 20215.1, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageJavaC#
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno
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.no
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual 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, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
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 objectAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
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Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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