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DBMS > Cassandra vs. Riak KV vs. Riak TS

System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Riak KV vs. Riak TS

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonRiak TS  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeRiak TS is a distributed NoSQL database optimized for time series data and based on Riak KV
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store infowith links between data sets and object tags for the creation of secondary indexesTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score119.20
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score6.50
Rank#60  Overall
#7  Key-value stores
Score0.24
Rank#279  Overall
#24  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kvriak.com/­products/­riak-ts
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latest
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookBasho TechnologiesBasho Technologies
Initial release200820092015
Current release4.0.1, September 20212.1.0, April 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaErlangErlang
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesnono
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 solutionrestrictedrestricted
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
HTTP API
Native Erlang Interface
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
C infounofficial client library
C#
C++ infounofficial client library
Clojure infounofficial client library
Dart infounofficial client library
Erlang
Go infounofficial client library
Groovy infounofficial client library
Haskell infounofficial client library
Java
JavaScript infounofficial client library
Lisp infounofficial client library
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala infounofficial client library
Smalltalk infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript and ErlangJavaScript and Erlang
Triggersyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooks
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding 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 possibleselectable replication factorselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono infolinks between data sets can be storedno infolinks between datasets can be stored
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnono
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.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnono
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CassandraRiak KVRiak TS
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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