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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Riak KV vs. VictoriaMetrics

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonRiak KV  Xexclude from comparisonVictoriaMetrics  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessDistributed, fault tolerant key-value storeA fast, cost-effective and scalable Time Series DBMS and monitoring solution
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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Score119.28
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score5.88
Rank#63  Overall
#8  Key-value stores
Score0.54
Rank#232  Overall
#16  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgriak.com/­products/­riak-kvvictoriametrics.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.victoriametrics.com
github.com/­VictoriaMetrics/­VictoriaMetrics/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookBasho TechnologiesVictoriaMetrics
Initial release200820092018
Current release4.0.1, September 20212.1.0, April 2015v1.63, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache version 2, commercial enterprise editionOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaErlangGo
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
FreeBSD
Linux
macOS
OpenBSD
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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionrestricted
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
Graphite protocol
InfluxDB Line Protocol
OpenTSDB
Prometheus Query API
Prometheus Remote Read/Write
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoJavaScript and Erlangno
Triggersyesyes infopre-commit hooks and post-commit hooksno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"Sharding infono "single point of failure"
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factorSynchronous replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
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
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.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno
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CassandraRiak KVVictoriaMetrics
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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High performance, horizontally scalable time series database and monitoring solution...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Specifically designed for highly loaded workloads Addresses most of the scalability...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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When the current monitoring solution can't keep up with increasing workload Kubernetes...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Grammarly, Wix.com, adidas, Sensedia, Brandwatch, CERN, COLOPL, Razorpay See our...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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4.9k stars and 70+ contributors on GitHub 20M+ downloads Thousands of active users...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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VictoriaMetrics comes in two versions: an open source version and an Enterprise version....
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