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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Apache Druid vs. HarperDB vs. Heroic vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Apache Druid vs. HarperDB vs. Heroic vs. SAP Advantage Database Server

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonHarperDB  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparisonSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS  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 dataUltra-low latency distributed database with an intuitive REST API supporting NoSQL and SQL (including joins). Deployment of functions and databases simultaneously with a consolidated node-level architecture.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearchLow-cost RDBMS with access to ISAM and FoxPro data structures
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Document storeTime Series DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.98
Rank#107  Overall
#21  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score2.63
Rank#114  Overall
#58  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score0.45
Rank#252  Overall
#39  Document stores
Score0.30
Rank#274  Overall
#22  Time Series DBMS
Score3.49
Rank#97  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgdruid.apache.orgharperdb.iospotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­indexwww.sap.com/­products/­advantage-database-server.html
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 contributorsHarperDBSpotifySybase, SAP
Initial release20122012201720141993
Current release1.19.0, June 202124.0.0, September 20223.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache license v2commercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageJavaNode.jsJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux
OS X
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supporteddynamic schemaschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infoJSON data typesyesyes
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.nonononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infovia Elasticsearchyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL for queryingSQL-like data manipulation statementsnoyes
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
.NET Client API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
OLE DB
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
Delphi
Perl
PHP
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoCustom Functions infosince release 3.1noyes
Triggersnonononoyes
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 clusterShardingnone
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 definedyesMulti-source replication infoCONFLICT Trigger to resolve replication conflicts
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoAtomic execution of specific operationsnoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes, using LMDByesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourcenoyesnono infocaching of (temporary) tables can be configured
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 rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache DrillApache DruidHarperDBHeroicSAP Advantage Database Server infoformer name: Sybase ADS
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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