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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Redis vs. SAP HANA vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonRedis  Xexclude from comparisonSAP HANA  Xexclude from comparisonSAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessIn-memory data structure store, used as database, cache and message broker infoRedis focuses on performance so most of its design decisions prioritize high performance and very low latencies.In-memory, column based data store. Available as appliance or cloud serviceRDBMS database and synchronization technologies for server, desktop, remote office, and mobile environments
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store infoMultiple data types and a rich set of operations, as well as configurable data expiration, eviction and persistenceRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store infowith Redis Modules
Graph DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Search engine infowith Redis Modules
Time Series DBMS infowith Redis Modules
Document store
Graph DBMS infowith SAP Hana, Enterprise Edition
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Score119.84
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score152.87
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Key-value stores
Score53.12
Rank#19  Overall
#13  Relational DBMS
Score6.46
Rank#56  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgredis.iowww.sap.com/­products/­hana.htmlwww.sap.com/­products/­sql-anywhere.html
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestredis.io/­documentationhelp.sap.com/­hanahelp.sap.com/­sql-anywhere
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSalvatore Sanfilippo infoDevelopment sponsored by Redis LabsSAPSAP infoformerly Sybase
Initial release2008200920101992
Current release3.11.7, July 20206.0.6, July 20202.0 SPS04, April 201917, July 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoBSD 3-Clause, commercial license availablecommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoalso available as a cloud based serviceno
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
BSD
Linux
OS X
Windows infoported and maintained by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.
Appliance or cloud-serviceAIX
HP-UX
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyespartial infoSupported data types are strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets, bit arrays, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexesyesyes
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.nononoyes
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infowith RediSearch moduleyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)noyesyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
proprietary protocol infoRESP - REdis Serialization ProtocolJDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Clojure
Crystal
D
Dart
Elixir
Erlang
Fancy
Go
Haskell
Haxe
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
MatLab
Objective-C
OCaml
Pascal
Perl
PHP
Prolog
Pure Data
Python
R
Rebol
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Scheme
Smalltalk
Swift
Tcl
Visual Basic
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoLuaSQLScript, Ryes, in C/C++, Java, .Net or Perl
Triggersyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Shardingyesnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMulti-source replication infowith Redis Enterprise Pack
Source-replica replication infoChained replication is supported
yesSource-replica replication infoDatabase mirroring
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Strong eventual consistency with CRDTs
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsOptimistic locking, atomic execution of commands blocks and scriptsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoData access is serialized by the serveryesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoConfigurable mechanisms for persistency via snapshots and/or operations logsyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectSimple password-based access control infoAccess control lists and SSL are available in the commercial versionyesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraRedisSAP HANASAP SQL Anywhere infoformerly called Adaptive Server Anywhere
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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