Amazon Athena vs Cassandra: What are the differences?
What is Amazon Athena? Query S3 Using SQL. Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3 using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to manage, and you pay only for the queries that you run.
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.
Amazon Athena can be classified as a tool in the "Big Data Tools" category, while Cassandra is grouped under "Databases".
"Use SQL to analyze CSV files" is the top reason why over 9 developers like Amazon Athena, while over 96 developers mention "Distributed" as the leading cause for choosing Cassandra.
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.
According to the StackShare community, Cassandra has a broader approval, being mentioned in 337 company stacks & 231 developers stacks; compared to Amazon Athena, which is listed in 47 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.
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