Cassandra vs MariaDB: 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 MariaDB? An enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. Started by core members of the original MySQL team, MariaDB actively works with outside developers to deliver the most featureful, stable, and sanely licensed open SQL server in the industry. MariaDB is designed as a drop-in replacement of MySQL(R) with more features, new storage engines, fewer bugs, and better performance.
Cassandra and MariaDB can be categorized as "Databases" tools.
"Distributed", "High performance" and "High availability" are the key factors why developers consider Cassandra; whereas "Drop-in mysql replacement", "Great performance" and "Open source" are the primary reasons why MariaDB is favored.
Cassandra and MariaDB are both open source tools. Cassandra with 5.23K GitHub stars and 2.33K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than MariaDB with 2.79K GitHub stars and 856 GitHub forks.
Docplanner, Grooveshark, and Geocodio are some of the popular companies that use MariaDB, whereas Cassandra is used by reddit, Instacart, and Starbucks. MariaDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 496 company stacks & 453 developers stacks; compared to Cassandra, which is listed in 337 company stacks and 230 developer stacks.
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