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System Properties Comparison Cassandra vs. Stardog vs. Trafodion

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NameCassandra  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonTrafodion  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWide-column store based on ideas of BigTable and DynamoDB infoOptimized for write accessEnterprise Knowledge Graph and graph DBMS with high availability and high performance reasoningTransactional SQL-on-Hadoop DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeGraph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score120.71
Rank#10  Overall
#1  Wide column stores
Score0.78
Rank#167  Overall
#13  Graph DBMS
#7  RDF stores
Score0.43
Rank#217  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Websitecassandra.apache.orgwww.stardog.comtrafodion.apache.org
Technical documentationcassandra.apache.org/­doc/­latestwww.stardog.com/­docstrafodion.apache.org
DeveloperApache Software Foundation infoApache top level project, originally developped by FacebookStardog-UnionApache Software Foundation, originally developed by HP
Initial release200820102014
Current release3.11.5, October 20196.2.3, July 20192.3.0, February 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache version 2commercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentsOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++, Java
Server operating systemsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyes
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.nono infoImport/export of XML data possibleno
Secondary indexesrestricted infoonly equality queries, not always the best performing solutionyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatialyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like SELECT, DML and DDL statements (CQL)SPARQL is used as query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language, an SQL-like language)
Thrift
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC#
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in JavaJava Stored Procedures
Triggersyesyes infovia event handlersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"noneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesselectable replication factor infoRepresentation of geographical distribution of servers is possibleMaster-master replication in HA-Clusteryes, via HBase
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infovia user defined functions and HBase
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency infocan be individually decided for each write operation
Immediate Consistency in HA-ClusterImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes inforelationships in graphsyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID
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.noyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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CassandraStardogTrafodion
Specific characteristicsApache Cassandra is the leading NoSQL, distributed database management system, well...
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Stardog is a knowledge graph platform backed by a performant, scalable graph database....
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Competitive advantagesNo single point of failure ensures 100% availability . Operational simplicity for...
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Stardog is uniquely designed to aid in data integration for your complex data. Benefits...
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Typical application scenariosInternet of Things (IOT), fraud detection applications, recommendation engines, product...
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Stardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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Key customersApple, Netflix, Uber, ING,, Intuit,Fidelity, NY Times, Outbrain, BazaarVoice, Best...
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Bosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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Market metricsCassandra is used by 40% of the Fortune 100.
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Stardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsApache license  Pricing for commercial distributions provided by DataStax and available...
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A fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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