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

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
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.Ordered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.Microsoft 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 storeDocument store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.82
Rank#43  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.79
Rank#166  Overall
#25  Document stores
#30  Key-value stores
#80  Relational DBMS
Score129.47
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score3.57
Rank#76  Overall
#13  Document stores
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.foundationdb.orgproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accessrethinkdb.com
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comapple.github.io/­foundationdbmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperDataStaxFoundationDBMicrosoftThe Linux Foundation infosince July 2017
Initial release2011201319922009
Current release6.7, December 20186.1.11, July 20191902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20192.3.6, July 2017
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoBundled with Microsoft OfficeOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
OS X
Windows
Windows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesyes 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.nono
Secondary indexesyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standardno
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
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 proceduresnoin SQL-layer onlyyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesnoyes 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 methodsyesnonoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Linearizable consistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID 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.yesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectnono infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003yes infousers and table-level permissions
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Datastax EnterpriseFoundationDBMicrosoft AccessRethinkDB
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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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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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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