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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Axibase vs. EXASOL vs. IRONdb

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonAxibase  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageScalable TimeSeries DBMS based on HBase with integrated rule engine and visualizationHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.55
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score0.31
Rank#264  Overall
#21  Time Series DBMS
Score3.24
Rank#87  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#347  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgaxibase.com/­products/­axibase-time-series-databasewww.exasol.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsgithub.com/­axibase/­atsdwww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperApache Software FoundationAxibase CorporationExasolCirconus LLC.
Initial release2012201320002017
Current release1.18.0, September 202015585V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infoCommunity Edition (single node) is free, Enterprise Edition (distributed) is paidcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoshort, integer, long, float, double, decimal, stringyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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 indexesnonoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
Proprietary protocol (Network API)
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++Go
Java
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Java
Lua
Python
R
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesuser defined functionsyes, in Lua
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesyes infoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes
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 rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno

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