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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. IBM Db2 Event Store vs. Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. QuestDB

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Db2 Event Store  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  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.Distributed Event Store optimized for Internet of Things use casesA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsA high performance, low latency Time Series DBMS
Primary database modelWide column storeEvent Store
Time Series DBMS
Wide column storeTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score8.09
Rank#46  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.30
Rank#244  Overall
#2  Event Stores
#16  Time Series DBMS
Score4.85
Rank#63  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.18
Rank#264  Overall
#20  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.ibm.com/­products/­db2-event-storeazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tableswww.questdb.io
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comwww.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­en/­SSGNPV_2.0.0/­welcome.htmlwww.questdb.io/­docs/­docstructure
DeveloperDataStaxIBMMicrosoftQuestDB Limited
Initial release2011201720122014
Current release6.7, December 20182.0
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL 3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux infoLinux, macOS, Windows for the developer additionhostedLinux
macOS
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesyesnonono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infothrough the embedded Spark runtimenoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
ADO.NET
DB2 Connect
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Cobol
Delphi
Fortran
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Visual Basic
.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyesnono
Triggersyesnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"ShardingSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud servicehorizontal partitioning (by timestamps)
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingActive-active shard replicationyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
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 ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsnooptimistic lockingACID for single-table writes
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesNo - written data is immutableyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesYes - Synchronous writes to local disk combined with replication and asynchronous writes in parquet format to permanent shared storageyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signatures
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Datastax EnterpriseIBM Db2 Event StoreMicrosoft Azure Table StorageQuestDB
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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