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System Properties Comparison Datastax Enterprise vs. LeanXcale vs. Vertica

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NameDatastax Enterprise  Xexclude from comparisonLeanXcale  Xexclude from comparisonVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform  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.A highly scalable full ACID SQL database with fast NoSQL data ingestion and GIS capabilitiesCloud or on-premises analytical database and query engine for structured and semi-structured streaming and batch data. Machine learning platform with built-in algorithms, data preparation capabilities, and model evaluation and management via SQL or Python.
Primary database modelWide column storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoColumn oriented
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Graph DBMS
Spatial DBMS
Search engine
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score8.55
Rank#55  Overall
#4  Wide column stores
Score0.17
Rank#297  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
#138  Relational DBMS
Score19.04
Rank#38  Overall
#24  Relational DBMS
Websitewww.datastax.com/­products/­datastax-enterprisewww.leanxcale.comwww.vertica.com
Technical documentationdocs.datastax.comvertica.com/­documentation
DeveloperDataStaxLeanXcaleMicro Focus infoprior to that Hewlett Packard
Initial release201120152005
Current release6.8, April 202011.1, February 2022
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercial infoLimited community edition free
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono infoon-premises, all major clouds - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and containers
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Vertica Accelerator’s high-performance analytics and machine learning with SQL or Python is available as a managed service.
Implementation languageJavaC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes, but unstructured data can be stored in specific Flex-Tables
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes: BINARY, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, LONG VARCHAR, DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP, INTERVAL, INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND, INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH, DOUBLE PRECISION, FLOAT, INTEGER, BIGINT, SMALLINT,NUMERIC, DECIMAL, NUMBER, MONEY,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 indexesyesNo Indexes Required
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements (CQL); Spark SQLyes infothrough Apache DerbyFull 1999 standard plus machine learning, time series and geospatial. Over 650 functions.
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol infoCQL (Cassandra Query Language)
TinkerPop Gremlin infowith DSE Graph
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
proprietary key/value interface
Spark Connector
ADO.NET
JDBC
Kafka Connector
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Spark Connector
vSQL infocharacter-based, interactive, front-end utility
Supported programming languagesC
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C
Java
Scala
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnoyes, PostgreSQL PL/pgSQL, with minor differences
Triggersyesyes, called Custom Alerts
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infono "single point of failure"horizontal partitioning, hierarchical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware, advanced replication for edge computingMulti-source replication infoOne, or more copies of data replicated across nodes, or object-store used for repository.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono infoBi-directional Spark integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency infoconsistency level can be individually decided with each write operation
Immediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datano infoAtomicity and isolation are supported for single operationsACIDACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users can be defined per objectfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard; supports Kerberos, LDAP, Ident and hash
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Datastax EnterpriseLeanXcaleVertica infoVertica Analytics Platform
Specific characteristicsDataStax Enterprise is scale-out data infrastructure for enterprises that need to...
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Full ACID and full SQL operational database with analytical queries over operational...
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Deploy-anywhere database for large-scale analytical deployments. Deploy on-premises,...
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Competitive advantagesSupporting the following application requirements: Zero downtime - Built on Apache...
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Linear scalability upto 100s of nodes (tested with 100 nodes and TPC-C).
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Fast, scalable and capable of high concurrency. Separation of compute/storage leverages...
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Typical application scenariosApplications that must be massively and linearly scalable with 100% uptime and able...
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Hybrid Transactional-Analytical Processing (HTAP) requiring an operational database...
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Communication and network analytics, Embedded analytics, Fraud monitoring and Risk...
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Key customersCapital One, Cisco, Comcast, eBay, McDonald's, Microsoft, Safeway, Sony, UBS, and...
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banking/finance/fintech, telco, insurance, traveltech, M2M/IoT, retail
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Abiba Systems, Adform, adMarketplace, AmeriPride, Anritsu, AOL, Avito, Auckland Transport,...
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Market metricsAmong the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies, DataStax is trusted by 5 of the top...
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15 beta testers
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Licensing and pricing modelsAnnual subscription
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annual fee covering license and support based on number of physical cores
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Cost-based models and subscription-based models are both available. One license is...
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