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

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonGridDB  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  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.Scalable in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and Big DataDistributed 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.)
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational 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
Score0.56
Rank#200  Overall
#10  Time Series DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#247  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score129.47
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisegriddb.netwww.ibm.biz/­eventstoreproducts.office.com/­en-us/­access
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comgriddb.net/­en/­docs/­documents/­1-1_what-is-griddb.phpwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspx
DeveloperDataStaxToshiba CorporationIBMMicrosoft
Initial release2011201320171992
Current release6.7, December 20184.2, June 20191.1.31902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3 and Apache License, version 2.0 , commercial license (standard and advanced editions) also availablecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Office
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++C++, ScalaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
LinuxLinux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLs
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infonumerical, string, blob, geometry, boolean, timestampyesyes
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 indexesyesyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLSQL92 (advanced edition only), SQL-like TQL (Toshiba Query Language)yes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimeyes infobut not compliant to any SQL standard
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
Proprietary protocolJDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnononoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Triggersyesyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingMaster-slave replicationActive-active shard replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesConnector for using GridDB as an input source and output destination for Hadoop MapReduce jobsnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate consistency within container, eventual consistency across containersEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACID at container levelnoACID infobut no files for transaction logging
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesNo - written data is immutableyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replicationyes infobut no files for transaction logging
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseUser level access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003
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Datastax EnterpriseGridDBIBM Db2 Event StoreMicrosoft Access
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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GridDB is a highly scalable, in-memory time series database optimized for IoT and...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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1. Optimized for IoT Equipped with Toshiba's proprietary key-container data model...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Factory IoT, Automative Industry, Energy, BEMS, Smart Community, Monitoring system.
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Denso International [see use case ] An Electric Power company [see use case ] Ishinomaki...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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GitHub trending repository
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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Open Source license (AGPL v3 & Apache v2) Commercial license (subscription)
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