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System Cassandra (Datastax) Microsoft SQLServer
 Version 2.1 Sqlserver 2017
 Drawbacks Paid Version, License Fees, Support Fees high license costs. Applicable for transaction systems in large enterprises
 Advantages DB Failover capability, Enterprise support available ACID compliant. Easy to use User Interface
 Website www.datastax.com www.microsoft.com/en-us/sql-server
 XML Support Not Available.Generally not available in NOSQL DB. Well known RDBMS have this feature yes
 Name Cassandra (Datastax) Microsoft SQL Server
 Languages Supported C C# C++ Java Node.js PHP Python Ruby C# C++ Delphi Go Java JavaScript (Node.js) PHP Python R (Microsoft R) Ruby Visual Basic
 JSON Support yes yes
 Brief description DataStax was built on the open source NoSQL database Apache Cassandra. Cassandra was initially developed internally at Facebook to handle large data sets across multiple servers. It was released as an Apache open source project in 2008 As a database server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications—which may run either on the same computer or on another computer across a network (including the Internet).
 Database Model Primarily a NoSQL database Primarily a relational database
 Technical Documentation docs.datastax.com docs.microsoft.com/­en-ie/­sql/­sql-server/­sql-server-technical-documentation
 License Commercial Commercial
 Cloud-based / SaaS Virtual Machine Images available in AWS and Azure Marketplace. Available as a Hybrid Cloud SaaS Option - NA Available in AWS, Azure Clouds. Available as a SaaS option in Microsoft Cloud
 Implementation Language C,C++ C,C++
 Operating System Supported Linux, OS X, Linux Windows
 Options for Integration / Access API CQL (Cassandra Query Language is like SQL) Gremlin OLE DB, Tabular Data Stream (TDS), ADO.NET, JDBC, ODBC
 Consistency Highly Consistent Highly Consistent
 Foreign Keys No Yes
 Streaming Support Yes No
 Analytics Support One of the core features is to build timeseries apps Need to buy SQLServer Analytics Pack (SSAS)
 Data Storage Schema Key Value Column Family NoSQL DB Relational Database
 Notable Users Samsung Smartthings, ING Vysya , Safeway Most of the Fortune 500 Companies
 Key Differentiator Graph DB built natively on top of the core NoSQL Column Store. Graph and NoSQL component share the same core. Enterprise version of Cassandra supports HighAvailability (HA) Highly reliable as a transactional database
 Concurrency Yes Yes
 Partitioning Yes No
 Replication Yes Yes
 Secondary Indexes Yes Yes
 SchemaLess Yes No
 SQL Query No, but CQL is similar to SQL Yes