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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. ScyllaDB vs. Splice Machine
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|Name||Cassandra Xexclude from comparison||ScyllaDB Xexclude from comparison||Splice Machine Xexclude from comparison|
|Description||Wide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB Optimized for write access||Cassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column store||Open-Source SQL RDBMS for Operational and Analytical use cases with native Machine Learning, powered by Hadoop and Spark|
|Primary database model||Wide column store||Wide column store||Relational DBMS|
|Secondary database models||Key-value store|
|Developer||Apache Software Foundation Apache top level project, originally developped by Facebook||ScyllaDB||Splice Machine|
|Current release||4.1.0, December 2022||ScyllaDB Open Source 5.0, July 2022||3.1, March 2021|
|License Commercial or Open Source||Open Source Apache version 2||Open Source Open Source (AGPL), commercial license available||Open Source AGPL 3.0, commercial license available|
|Cloud-based only Only available as a cloud service||no||no||no|
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|Server operating systems||BSD|
|Typing predefined data types such as float or date||yes||yes||yes|
|XML support Some form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.||no||no|
|Secondary indexes||restricted only equality queries, not always the best performing solution||yes cluster global secondary indices||yes|
|SQL Support of SQL||SQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)||SQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)||yes|
|APIs and other access methods||Proprietary protocol CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)|
|Proprietary protocol (CQL) compatible with CQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)|
RESTful HTTP API (DynamoDB compatible)
Native Spark Datasource
|Supported programming languages||C#|
|Server-side scripts Stored procedures||no||yes, Lua||yes Java|
|Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodes||Sharding no "single point of failure"||Sharding||Shared Nothhing Auto-Sharding, Columnar Partitioning|
|Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodes||selectable replication factor Representation of geographical distribution of servers is possible||selectable replication factor Representation of geographical distribution of servers is possible||Multi-source replication|
|MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methods||yes||no||Yes, via Full Spark Integration|
|Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed system||Eventual Consistency|
Immediate Consistency can be individually decided for each write operation
Tunable Consistency can be individually decided for each write operation
|Foreign keys Referential integrity||no||no||yes|
|Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of data||no Atomicity and isolation are supported for single operations||no Atomicity and isolation are supported for single operations||ACID|
|Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of data||yes||yes||yes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)|
|Durability Support for making data persistent||yes||yes||yes|
|In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.||no||yes in-memory tables||yes|
|User concepts Access control||Access rights for users can be defined per object||Access rights for users can be defined per object||Access rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standard|
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|Specific characteristics||Apache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...|
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|Typical application scenarios||Internet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...|
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|Market metrics||Cassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.|
|Licensing and pricing models||Apache licenseÂ Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...|
|ScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...|
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