Why Choose YugabyteDB vs Cassandra
Strong Data Consistency
YugabyteDB offers distributed ACID transactions, guaranteeing applications access the latest data, unlike Cassandra’s eventually consistent system which risks stale reads, data loss, and resurrected deleted values.
Rapid Horizontal Scaling
YugabyteDB enables quick online scaling, populating new nodes with compressed data, while Cassandra faces delays due to complex node bootstrapping and rebalancing.
High Resource Utilization
YugabyteDB boasts higher data density and usable storage per node, reducing clusters and hardware costs, while Cassandra’s low data density of 1-2 TB per node demands up to 10x more servers.
YugabyteDB offers a unified database with multiple APIs. Harness the power of advanced SQL queries with YSQL, adapting your apps seamlessly while utilizing the same core database and infrastructure.
Cassandra Query Language (CQL)
Cassandra-inspired API and fully compatible PostgreSQL API
Complex and time-consuming
Quick and non-disruptive
Time-consuming based on volume of data
Quick with zero downtime
Ad Hoc Queries
Difficult and usually requires duplicate table
Asynchronous replication with tunable consistency levels
Synchronous and xCluster asynchronous replication
1-2 TB per node
5-10 TB per node
Our customers require immediate and accurate results when querying large data sets. We were able to quickly switch from DataStax to YugabyteDB which offered more compelling features for our developers.
Benefits of YugabyteDB vs Cassandra
YugabyteDB is the only open source, multi-cloud, multi-API, distributed database designed for mission-critical applications. Its modern, cloud native architecture provides three key advantages over Cassandra.
Use well-known APIs, with built-in resilience and scale, to rapidly create apps and promptly address new demands.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Pack more into each node and handle data better. The result…fewer clusters and lower hardware costs (up to 10x).
Scale faster, shrink cluster sizes, and consolidate databases effortlessly.