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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. ScyllaDB vs. VictoriaMetrics

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonScyllaDB  Xexclude from comparisonVictoriaMetrics  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessCassandra and DynamoDB compatible wide column storeA fast, cost-effective and scalable Time Series DBMS and monitoring solution
Primary database modelWide column storeWide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score116.31
Rank#12  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score5.33
Rank#77  Overall
#8  Wide column stores
Score1.07
Rank#202  Overall
#15  Time Series DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.scylladb.comvictoriametrics.com
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestdocs.scylladb.comdocs.victoriametrics.com
github.com/­VictoriaMetrics/­VictoriaMetrics/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookScyllaDBVictoriaMetrics
Initial release200820152018
Current release4.1.0, December 2022ScyllaDB Open Source 5.0, July 2022v1.83, November 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoOpen Source (AGPL), commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC++Go
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
LinuxFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
OpenBSD
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
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 indices
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL)no
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
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
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
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, Luano
Triggersyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding 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 factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleSynchronous replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
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
Eventual 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 operationsno
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.noyes infoin-memory tablesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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CassandraScyllaDBVictoriaMetrics
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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ScyllaDB is a highly-available, highly-scalable, highly-performant NoSQL database....
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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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Highly-performant (efficiently utilizes full resources of a node and network; millions...
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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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AdTech ( AdGear , FullContact , Numberly , SAS , SteelHouse , Xandr) Customer Data...
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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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Comcast, Samsung, Medium, Disney+ Hotstar, Discord, Zillow, Grab, OlaCabs, Numberly,...
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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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6k stars and 100+ contributors on GitHub 45M+ 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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ScyllaDB Open Source - free open source software (AGPL) ScyllaDB Enterprise - subscription-based...
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VictoriaMetrics comes in three versions: an open source version, an Enterprise version...
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