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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. SAP IQ vs. TDengine

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQ  Xexclude from comparisonTDengine  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessColumnar RDBMS optimized for Big Data analyticsTime Series DBMS and big data platform
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS infocolumn-orientedTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score116.22
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score4.51
Rank#89  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score2.40
Rank#130  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.sap.com/­products/­sybase-iq-big-data-management.htmlgithub.com/­taosdata/­TDengine
tdengine.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latesthelp.sap.com/­iqdocs.tdengine.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookSAP, formerly SybaseTDEngine, previously Taos Data
Initial release200819942019
Current release4.1.0, December 202216.1 SPS04, April 20193.0, August 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercialOpen Source infoGPL V3, also commercial editions available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 solutionyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)yesStandard SQL with extensions for time-series applications
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Rust
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesno
Triggersyesyesyes, via alarm monitoring
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"shared disk or shared nothing architectures with SAP IQ MultiplexerSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSAP/Sybase Replication Serveryes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesHadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
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 objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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CassandraSAP IQ infoformer name: Sybase IQTDengine
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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TDengine™ is an open-source, cloud-native time-series database (TSDB) optimized for...
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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High performance: TDengine is the only time-series database that solves the high-cardinality...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Internet of Things (IoT) Industrial Internet (IIoT) Connected Cars DevOps Energy...
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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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TDengine has garnered over 20,000 stars on GitHub and is used in over 50 countries...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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TDengine Community Edition is open-source software released under the AGPL 3.0 that...
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