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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Apache Druid vs. HarperDB vs. Heroic

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Apache Druid vs. HarperDB vs. Heroic

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageOpen-source analytics data store designed for sub-second OLAP queries on high dimensionality and high cardinality dataA distributed database focused on speed and ease of use. It has an intuitive REST API, and supports NoSQL and SQL including joins. HarperDB leverages standard interfaces, and users can be up and running in minutes.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearch
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.79
Rank#107  Overall
#20  Document stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score2.87
Rank#106  Overall
#54  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score0.44
Rank#248  Overall
#38  Document stores
Score0.22
Rank#283  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgdruid.apache.orgharperdb.iospotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­index
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designharperdb.io/­developers/­documentation/­overviewspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overview
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation and contributorsHarperDBSpotify
Initial release2012201220172014
Current release1.19.0, June 20210.22.1, December 20213.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache license v2commercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaNode.jsJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supporteddynamic schemaschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON data typesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infovia Elasticsearch
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL for queryingSQL-like data manipulation statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
React Hooks
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
WebSocket
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C
C#
C++
ColdFusion
D
Dart
Delphi
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
MatLab
Objective C
Perl
PHP
PowerShell
Prolog
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Swift
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoCustom Functions infosince release 3.1no
Triggersnononono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedA table resides as a whole on one (or more) nodes in a clusterSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes infothe nodes on which a table resides can be definedyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoAtomic execution of specific operationsno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes, using LMDByes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourcenoyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemAccess rights for users and roles
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Apache DrillApache DruidHarperDBHeroic
Specific characteristicsHarperDB is the first distributed database with hybrid SQL & NoSQL functionality...
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Competitive advantagesBy combining the functionality of the best SQL, NoSQL, and NewSQL products on the...
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Typical application scenariosUse cases where HarperDB is a better fit than other solutions include: Rapid app...
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Key customersA few highlighted customers include: US Army, US Airforce, Chelan PUD, TATA, & Lumen....
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Market metricsOver 94K total HarperDB users : 16,500+ npm downloads 73,600+ on Docker Hub 4,200+...
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Licensing and pricing modelsHarperDB follows a freemium/premium model . A data base is only as powerful as it...
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