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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. ClickHouse vs. Impala

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonClickHouse  Xexclude from comparisonImpala  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsColumn-oriented Relational DBMS powering YandexAnalytic DBMS for Hadoop
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsTime Series DBMSDocument store
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Score21.72
Rank#31  Overall
#18  Relational DBMS
Score7.66
Rank#54  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score16.07
Rank#36  Overall
#23  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftclickhouse.techwww.cloudera.com/­products/­open-source/­apache-hadoop/­impala.html
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftclickhouse.tech/­docsdocs.cloudera.com/­documentation/­enterprise/­latest/­topics/­impala.html
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Yandex LLCCloudera
Initial release201220162013
Current releasev20.11.3.3-stable, November 20203.3.0, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCC++C++
Server operating systemshostedFreeBSD
Linux
macOS
Linux
Data schemeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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.nonono
Secondary indexesrestrictednoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardClose to ANSI SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCC# info3rd party library
C++
Elixir info3rd party library
Go info3rd party library
Java info3rd party library
JavaScript (Node.js) info3rd party library
Kotlin info3rd party library
Nim info3rd party library
Perl info3rd party library
PHP info3rd party library
Python info3rd party library
R info3rd party library
Ruby info3rd party library
Scala info3rd party library
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonnoyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonoyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess rights for users and rolesAccess rights for users, groups and roles infobased on Apache Sentry and Kerberos

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