Cassandra vs FoundationDB: What are the differences?
What is Cassandra? A partitioned row store. Rows are organized into tables with a required primary key. Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL.
What is FoundationDB? Multi-model database with particularly strong fault tolerance, performance, and operational ease. FoundationDB is a NoSQL database with a shared nothing architecture. Designed around a "core" ordered key-value database, additional features and data models are supplied in layers. The key-value database, as well as all layers, supports full, cross-key and cross-server ACID transactions.
Cassandra and FoundationDB belong to "Databases" category of the tech stack.
"Distributed" is the top reason why over 96 developers like Cassandra, while over 2 developers mention "ACID transactions" as the leading cause for choosing FoundationDB.
Cassandra is an open source tool with 5.23K GitHub stars and 2.33K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Cassandra's open source repository on GitHub.
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