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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Apache Drill

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonApache Drill  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud Storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score25.85
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftdrill.apache.org
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdrill.apache.org/­docs
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Apache Software Foundation
Initial release20122012
Current release1.19.0, June 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesno
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Implementation languageC
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesrestrictedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliant
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC++
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonuser defined functions
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesDepending on the underlying data source
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesDepending on the underlying data source
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardDepending on the underlying data source

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