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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. Elasticsearch vs. Microsoft Access vs. RethinkDB

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  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 metricMicrosoft Access combines a backend RDBMS (JET / ACE Engine) with a GUI frontend for data manipulation and queries. infoThe Access frontend is often used for accessing other datasources (DBMS, Excel, etc.)DBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.
Primary database modelWide column storeSearch engineRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Document store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.82
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score150.25
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score129.47
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score3.57
Rank#76  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.elastic.co/­products/­elasticsearchproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperDataStaxElasticMicrosoftThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release2011201019922009
Current release6.7, December 20187.3.0, August 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.3.6, July 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; Elastic Licensecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
All OS with a Java VMWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometry
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 indexesyesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLSQL-like query languageyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineClient-side triggers through changefeeds
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingnoneSharding inforange based
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingyesnoneMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesES-Hadoop Connectornoyes
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, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingAtomic single-document operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCC based
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesMemcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yes infousers and table-level permissions
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Datastax EnterpriseElasticsearchMicrosoft AccessRethinkDB
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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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: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Open source, real-time index, search and analysis, horizontally scalable, distributed,...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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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 250 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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