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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Postgres-XL

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Apache Phoenix vs. Postgres-XL

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonApache Phoenix  Xexclude from comparisonPostgres-XL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageA scale-out RDBMS with evolutionary schema built on Apache HBaseBased on PostgreSQL enhanced with MPP and write-scale-out cluster features
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
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Score2.49
Rank#111  Overall
#19  Document stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score3.11
Rank#95  Overall
#50  Relational DBMS
Score0.69
Rank#209  Overall
#103  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgphoenix.apache.orgwww.postgres-xl.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsphoenix.apache.orgwww.postgres-xl.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation
Initial release201220142014 infosince 2012, originally named StormDB
Current release1.19.0, June 20215.0-HBase2, July 2018 and 4.15-HBase1, December 201910 R1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2.0Open Source infoMozilla public license
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Unix
Windows
Linux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyes infolate-bound, schema-on-read capabilitiesyes
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.nonoyes infoXML type, but no XML query functionality
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesyes infodistributed, parallel query execution
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC++C
C#
C++
Go
Groovy
Java
PHP
Python
Scala
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Erlang
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functions
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACID infoMVCC
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 sourceyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess Control Lists (using HBase ACL) for RBAC, integration with Apache Ranger for RBAC & ABAC, multi-tenancyfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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