Whitepaper: VoltDB vs. Cassandra in Financial Services - VoltDB
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Whitepaper: VoltDB vs. Cassandra in Financial Services

Whitepaper: VoltDB vs. Cassandra in Financial Services

Cassandra vs VoltDB in Financial Services whitepaperCassandra has become a very popular NoSQL database. Cassandra, like other NoSQL databases, was originally designed to solve the scalability and availability problems in web-scale applications and it does that well. Using it in financial services should be given serious consideration, however, due to some of its limitations, including:

  1. Lack of ACID Guarantees – Cassandra is an eventually-consistent database
  2. SQL vs CQL – Cassandra’s CQL query language lacks the power of standard SQL
  3. Structured vs Unstructured Data – Developed to handle large amounts of unstructured data, Cassandra is not well suited to highly structured financial data
  4. Data Modeling – Based on query patterns, data models in Cassandra must be changed, and data migrated, for new use cases.

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