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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. EnterpriseDB vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft Access vs. QuestDB

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonEnterpriseDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonQuestDB  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.The EDB Postgres Platform is an enterprise-class data management platform based on the open source database PostgreSQL with flexible deployment options, complemented by tool kits for management, integration, and migration.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesMicrosoft 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.)A high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeRelational DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Document storeRelational DBMS
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Score8.48
Rank#45  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score2.38
Rank#105  Overall
#51  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#240  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#14  Time Series DBMS
Score128.06
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.18
Rank#261  Overall
#19  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.enterprisedb.comwww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storeproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.questdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.enterprisedb.com/­edb-docswww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperDataStaxEnterpriseDBIBMMicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release20112005201719922014
Current release6.7, December 2018V10, November 20171.1.31902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infoBSD for PostgreSQL-componentscommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaCC++, ScalaC++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
Windows
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyesyes
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.noyes infospecific XML-type available, but no XML query functionality.nono
Secondary indexesyesyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infostandard with numerous extensionsyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Java
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnouser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.noyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning infoby hash, list or rangeShardingnonehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingMaster-master replicationActive-active shard replicationnonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDnoACID infobut no files for transaction loggingACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)No - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replicationyes 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.yesnoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardUser level access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Datastax EnterpriseEnterpriseDBIBM Db2 Event StoreMicrosoft AccessQuestDB
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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PostgreSQL with added Security, Performance, DBA, Developer, and Oracle compatibile...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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Complete Postgres platform with enterprise-class Postgres, Management, Integration,...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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New applications for transactional, reporting and mixed workloads that need to integrate...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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MasterCard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, AT&T, Alibaba, Korea Telecom 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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Listed in Gartner Magic Quadrant 2013-2018 with over 4,000 customers.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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Open Source and Commercial core based licensing.
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