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

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Access  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  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.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.)Distributed, high-performance timeseries database
Primary database modelWide column storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
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
Score0.24
Rank#247  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#15  Time Series DBMS
Score129.47
Rank#9  Overall
#6  Relational DBMS
Score0.10
Rank#282  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.ibm.biz/­eventstoreproducts.office.com/­en-us/­accesswww.quasardb.net
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_1.1.2/­eventstore/­welcome.htmlmsdn.microsoft.com/­en-us/­library/­office/­ff604965.aspxdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperDataStaxIBMMicrosoftquasardb
Initial release2011201719922009
Current release6.7, December 20181.1.31902 (16.0.11328.20222), March 20193.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial infoBundled with Microsoft Officecommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC++, ScalaC++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionWindows infoNot a real database server, but making use of DLLsBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infointeger and binary
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 indexesyesnoyesyes infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes 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
JDBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
DAO
ODBC
OLE DB
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Delphi
Java (JDBC-ODBC)
VBA
Visual Basic.NET
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Triggersyesnoyes infosince Access 2010 using the ACE-engineno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingnoneSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingActive-active shard replicationnoneMaster-slave replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonowith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate 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 loggingACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replicationyes infobut no files for transaction loggingyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyes infoTransient mode
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectUser level access controlno infoa simple user-level security was built in till version Access 2003Cryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Datastax EnterpriseIBM Db2 Event StoreMicrosoft AccessQuasardb
Specific characteristics100% continuous availability, real-time, distributed, massive scale data management...
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High-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Contextual: complete data layer...
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High performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must serve contextual information and be always-on, distributed,...
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Tick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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Large EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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Has been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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Community edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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