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NameDatastax Enterprise  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.A 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 storeSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Search engine
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score7.62
Rank#47  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score149.13
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearch
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.html
DeveloperDataStaxElastic
Initial release20112010
Current release6.8, April 20207.7.0, May 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic License
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistent
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.nono
Secondary indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' feature
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 nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesES-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
Eventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, all
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesMemcached and Redis integration
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per object
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Datastax EnterpriseElasticsearch
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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3rd partiesElastic Cloud: Try the official hosted Elasticsearch.
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