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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. Druid vs. Elasticsearch

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionDataStax Enterprise (DSE) is the always-on, scalable data platform built on Apache Cassandra and designed for hybrid Cloud. DSE integrates graph, search, analytics, administration, developer tooling, and monitoring into a unified platform.Open-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metric
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Search engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Search engine
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.67
Rank#44  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score2.05
Rank#120  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score151.59
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisedruid.apache.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearch
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperDataStaxMetamarkets Group and contributorsElastic
Initial release201120122010
Current release6.8, April 20207.7.0, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Unix
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
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 indexesyesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
JSON over HTTPJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes
Triggersyesnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoES-Hadoop Connector
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnono
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.yesnoMemcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno infoavailable via extensions
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Datastax EnterpriseDruidElasticsearch
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Elasticsearch is a highly scalable open source full-text search and analytics engine....
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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Open source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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Search, logging, security, metrics, maps and business analytics use cases.
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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More than 400 million cumulative downloads More than 100,000 community members in...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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The Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash) is free and open source...
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