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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Apache Druid vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Quasardb

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Apache Druid vs. IBM Cloudant vs. Quasardb

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonQuasardb  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 dataDatabase as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBDistributed, high-performance timeseries database
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
Trend Chart
Score2.79
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score3.27
Rank#93  Overall
#48  Relational DBMS
#6  Time Series DBMS
Score3.49
Rank#91  Overall
#15  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#285  Overall
#23  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgdruid.apache.orgwww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantquasardb.net
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designcloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdoc.quasardb.net
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation and contributorsIBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014quasardb
Initial release2012201220102009
Current release1.19.0, June 20210.21.0, April 20213.1, January 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache license v2commercialcommercial infoFree community edition, Non-profit organizations and non-commercial usage are eligible for free licenses
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
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Implementation languageJavaErlangC++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
hostedBSD
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infointeger and binary
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 infowith tags
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL for queryingnoSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
R
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoView functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedShardingSharding infoconsistent hashing
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Source-replica replication with selectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyeswith Hadoop integration
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono infoatomic operations within a document possibleACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes infoby using LevelDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourcenonoyes infoTransient mode
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 can be defined per databaseCryptographically strong user authentication and audit trail
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Apache DrillApache DruidIBM CloudantQuasardb
Specific characteristicsHigh-performance , high-speed, fully integrated timeseries database Seamlessly combines...
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Competitive advantagesHigh performance in a cost-effective small package Real-time results for even large...
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Typical application scenariosTick database Predictive maintenance Pre-deal checks Large scale monitoring
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Key customersLarge EU investment banks US based hedge funds Orolia Tellmeplus
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Market metricsHas been running in very demanding production environments since 2013 Rapid adoption...
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Licensing and pricing modelsCommunity edition limited to 2 nodes and 16 GiB of storage per node available for...
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