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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Apache Druid vs. Prometheus

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Apache Druid vs. Prometheus

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonApache Druid  Xexclude from comparisonPrometheus  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 dataOpen-source TimeSeries DBMS and monitoring system
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Time 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
Score6.43
Rank#60  Overall
#3  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgdruid.apache.orgprometheus.io
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­designprometheus.io/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation and contributors
Initial release201220122015
Current release1.19.0, June 20210.21.0, April 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaGo
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Linux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data only
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 infoImport of XML data possible
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL for queryingno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
.Net
C++
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingSharding infomanual/auto, time-basedSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesyes infoby Federation
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistencynone
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourcenono
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceRBAC using LDAP or Druid internals for users and groups for read/write by datasource and systemno

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