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System Properties Comparison Amazon Redshift vs. Druid vs. MemSQL

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NameAmazon Redshift  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonMemSQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionLarge scale data warehouse service for use with business intelligence toolsOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataMySQL wire-compliant distributed RDBMS that combines an in-memory row-oriented and a disc-based column-oriented storage
Primary database modelRelational DBMSRelational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Relational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score22.41
Rank#29  Overall
#17  Relational DBMS
Score2.05
Rank#120  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#8  Time Series DBMS
Score5.29
Rank#66  Overall
#35  Relational DBMS
Websiteaws.amazon.com/­redshiftdruid.apache.orgwww.memsql.com
Technical documentationdocs.aws.amazon.com/­redshiftdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designdocs.memsql.com
DeveloperAmazon (based on PostgreSQL)Metamarkets Group and contributorsMemSQL Inc.
Initial release201220122013
Current release7.1.3, June 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache license v2commercial infofree developer edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnono
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Implementation languageCJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Unix
Linux info64 bit version required
Data schemeyesyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyes
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 indexesrestrictedyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infodoes not fully support an SQL-standardSQL support via Apache Calcite adapteryes, but no triggers and foreign keys
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
JSON over HTTPJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesAll languages supporting JDBC/ODBCClojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Bash
C
C#
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functions infoin Pythonnoyes
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMaster-slave replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency only within each node
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoinformational only, not enforced by the systemnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDnoACID infoOnly isolation level: READ COMMITED
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)
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.yesnoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno infoavailable via extensionsfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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