DB-EnginesExtremeDB: the mission critical dbmsEnglish
Deutsch
Knowledge Base of Relational and NoSQL Database Management Systemsprovided by solid IT

DBMS > Cassandra vs. ScyllaDB vs. SingleStore

System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. ScyllaDB vs. SingleStore

Please select another system to include it in the comparison.

Editorial information provided by DB-Engines
NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage with patented universal storage to handle transactional and analytical workloads in one single table type
Primary database modelWide column storeWide column storeRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score116.22
Rank#11  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score5.63
Rank#77  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score6.78
Rank#62  Overall
#34  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.scylladb.comwww.singlestore.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.scylladb.comdocs.singlestore.com
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookScyllaDBSingleStore Inc.
Initial release200820152013
Current release4.1.0, December 2022ScyllaDB Open Source 5.0, July 20227.6, November 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availablecommercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

Providers of DBaaS offerings, please contact us to be listed.
  • Aiven for Apache Cassandra: Fully managed, open source NoSQL database specifically designed to be highly available, performant, and scalable.
  • Astra DB: Multi-cloud DBaaS built on Apache Cassandra.
SingleStore Managed Service: The world's fastest, modern cloud database for both operational (OLTP) and analytical (OLAP) workloads. Available instantly with multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud capabilities
Implementation languageJavaC++C++, Go
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux info64 bit version required
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
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 solutionyes infocluster global secondary indicesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)yes infobut no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
Proprietary protocol (CQL) infocompatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Thrift
Cluster Management API infoas HTTP Rest and CLI
HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
For CQL interface: C#, C++, Clojure, Erlang, Go, Haskell, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Rust, Scala
For DynamoDB interface: .Net, ColdFusion, Erlang, Groovy, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Luayes
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infohash partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSource-replica replication infostores two copies of each physical data partition on two separate nodes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono infocan define user-defined aggregate functions for map-reduce-style calculations
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Eventual Consistency
Tunable Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoAll updates are persistent, including those to disk-based columnstores and memory-based row stores. Transaction commits are supported via write-ahead log.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.noyes infoin-memory tablesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users can be defined per objectFine grained access control via users, groups and roles
More information provided by the system vendor
CassandraScyllaDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
» more
SingleStore offers a fully-managed , distributed, highly-scalable SQL database designed...
» more
Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
» more
SingleStore’s competitive advantages include: Easy and Simplified Architecture with...
» more
Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
» more
Driving Fast Analytics: SingleStore delivers the fastest and most scalable reporting...
» more
Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
» more
IEX Cloud : Improves Financial Data Distribution Speed 15x with Singlestore DB Comcast,...
» more
Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
» more
Customers in various industries worldwide including US and International Industry...
» more
Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
» more
F ree Tier and Enterprise Edition
» more
News

The Year in Real-Time for Apache Pulsar and Streaming
31 January 2023

How to Get the Most Out of Cassandra Summit 2023
25 January 2023

K2View Leverages Astra DB to Provide a Complete View into Any Business Entity
23 January 2023

The Year in Real-Time for Apache Pulsar and Cassandra
19 January 2023

3 Things I Learned from The Apache Cassandra® Corner Podcast
18 January 2023

We invite representatives of system vendors to contact us for updating and extending the system information,
and for displaying vendor-provided information such as key customers, competitive advantages and market metrics.

Related products and services
3rd partiesAiven for Apache Cassandra: A truly distributed database that can handle large volumes of writes.
» more

DataStax Cassandra: Zero touch operations, configuration and management with true autoscaling
» more

CData: Connect to Big Data & NoSQL through standard Drivers.
» more

Instaclustr: Hosted & Managed Apache Cassandra as a Service
» more

We invite representatives of vendors of related products to contact us for presenting information about their offerings here.

More resources
CassandraScyllaDBSingleStore infoformer name was MemSQL
DB-Engines blog posts

Cassandra keeps climbing the ranks of the DB-Engines Ranking
3 May 2016, Matthias Gelbmann

Oracle is the DBMS of the Year
5 January 2016, Paul Andlinger, Matthias Gelbmann

Winners, losers and an attractive newcomer in Novembers DB-Engines ranking
2 November 2015, Paul Andlinger

show all

Turbocharge Your Application Development Using WebAssembly With SingleStoreDB
17 October 2022,  Akmal Chaudhri, SingleStore (sponsor) 

Cloud-Based Analytics With SingleStoreDB
9 June 2022,  Akmal Chaudhri, SingleStore (sponsor) 

SingleStore: The Increasing Momentum of Multi-Model Database Systems
14 February 2022,  Akmal Chaudhri, SingleStore (sponsor) 

show all

Conferences and events

Building scalable real-time apps with AstraDB (DBaaS) and Vaadin
Webinar, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM GMT (UTC+00:00), 30 January 2023 (finished)

Dzone Workshop: Facial Recognition with SQL - SingleStore
Webinar, 10:00AM PST, 16 February 2023

Recent citations in the news

Apache Cassandra: Where Is the Open Source Database Headed ...
27 January 2023, TDWI

Supercharging Cassandra NoSQL For Machine Learning
13 January 2023, The Next Platform

The Linux Foundation Announces Conference Schedule for ...
18 January 2023, PR Newswire

Data management trends: Convergence and more money
19 January 2023, TechTarget

Cutting Database Costs: Comcast, Rakuten, Expedia and iFood
10 January 2023, The New Stack

provided by Google News

ScyllaDB Announces Latest Release of Its NoSQL Database
12 July 2022, Datanami

“Generative AI is the latest buzz in the VC industry and will attract ...
15 January 2023, CTech

What is garbage collection? Automated memory management for your programs
3 February 2023, InfoWorld

ScyllaDB Ranked as one of the Fastest-Growing Company in North ...
17 November 2022, GlobeNewswire

ScyllaDB 5.0 set to advance NoSQL database capabilities
10 February 2022, TechTarget

provided by Google News

SingleStore details its latest integration with IBM to deliver faster AI ...
12 January 2023, SiliconANGLE News

Hopara launches on SingleStore
1 February 2023, PR Newswire

SingleStore Adds Seasoned Industry Leader Madhukar Kumar as ...
12 January 2023, businesswire.com

Snowflake acquires Mobilize.net tools to aid cloud migration
20 January 2023, TechTarget

SingleStore raises $30M more to bring its database tech to new customers
4 October 2022, TechCrunch

provided by Google News

Job opportunities

Cassandra Database Administrator
1 Point Systems, Remote

Sr Database Administrator (Cassandra/No SQL)
Dexcom, Remote

Senior Data Engineer (Couchbase, UDB Database, Cassandra)
Amex, Scottsdale, AZ

Database Administrator (DBA)
Maximo Global Tech, Remote

MongoDB Database Administration Senior Advisor - Work from Home
Cigna, Hartford, CT

Backend Software Engineer
Singularity 6, Los Angeles, CA

Lead Database Administrator (Europe)
PEX, Remote

Senior Database Administrator (US, Canada)
PEX, Oregon

Senior Database Administrator (Europe)
PEX, Remote

Systems Engineer / DevOps
Hive, San Francisco, CA

Postgres DBA and Singlestore DBA
SIS, Austin, TX

REMOTE - ADVISOR, DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR -TEXAS
MAGRABBIT, Austin, TX

Senior Software Engineer, Frontend
SingleStore, San Francisco, CA

Oracle PL/SQL Developer
Zenaide Technologies, Houston, TX

Data Engineer
Western Asset, Pasadena, CA

jobs by Indeed



Share this page

Featured Products

Neo4j logo

See for yourself how a graph database can make your life easier.
Use Neo4j online for free.

Datastax Astra logo

Build cloud-native apps fast with Astra, the open-source, multi-cloud stack for
modern data apps.
Get started with 80GB free.

MariaDB logo

SkySQL, the ultimate
MariaDB cloud, is here.

Get started with SkySQL today!

Redis logo

The world’s most loved real‑time data platform.
Try free

AllegroGraph logo

Graph Database Leader for AI Knowledge Graph Applications - The Most Secure Graph Database Available.
Free Download

Present your product here