Top 10 Ways DataStax Enterprise Compares to RDMBSes

Product Capability DataStax Enterprise Oracle RDBMS Oracle MySQL Microsoft SQL Server
Core Architecture Masterless (no single point of failure) Master-slave (single points of failure) Master-slave (single points of failure) Master-slave (single points of failure)
High Availability Always-on continuous availability General replication with master-slave General read-only scale out replication; simple master-master SQL Server replication, clustering & mirroring
Data Model Dynamic; structured and unstructured data Legacy RDBMS; Structured data Legacy RDBMS; Structured data Legacy RDBMS; Structured data
Scalability Model Big data/Linear scale performance Oracle RAC or Exadata Manual sharding with MySQL Manual sharding, general partitioning, etc.
Multi-Data Center Support Multi-directional, multi-cloud availability Nothing specific Nothing specific Nothing specific
Security Full security support Full security support Full security support Full security support
Enterprise Search Full Solr integration Handled via Oracle search Full-text indexes only Full-text indexes only
Enterprise Analytics Integrated analytics with workload isolation with MapReduce, Hive, etc. Analytic functions in Oracle RDBMS via SQL MapReduce Some analytic functions. No Hadoop support Basic analytic functions
In-Memory Database Option Built-in in-memory option Columnar in-memory option MySQL cluster Coming: in-memory option
Enterprise Management & Monitoring DataStax OpsCenter & automated management services Oracle Enterprise Manager MySQL Enterprise Monitor SQL Server Enterprise Studio

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