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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. BigObject vs. EJDB vs. Faircom EDGE

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. BigObject vs. EJDB vs. Faircom EDGE

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonEJDB  Xexclude from comparisonFaircom EDGE infoformerly c-treeEDGE  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesEmbeddable document-store database library with JSON representation of queries (in MongoDB style)FairCom EDGE is an Industry 4.0 solution built to integrate, collect, aggregate and synchronize mission-critical data in edge computing environments
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedDocument storeKey-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.74
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.08
Rank#309  Overall
#140  Relational DBMS
Score0.24
Rank#277  Overall
#39  Document stores
Score0.23
Rank#282  Overall
#41  Key-value stores
#130  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgbigobject.ioejdb.orgwww.faircom.com/­products/­faircomedge-iot-database
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.bigobject.iogithub.com/­Softmotions/­ejdb/­blob/­master/­README.mdlearn.faircomcorp.com/­developers/­documentation_directory
DeveloperApache Software FoundationBigObject, Inc.SoftmotionsFairCom Corporation
Initial release2012201520121979
Current release1.19.0, June 2021V3, October 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree community edition availableOpen Source infoGPLv2commercial infoRestricted, free version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCANSI C, C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
server-lessAndroid
Linux infoARM, x86
Raspbian
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeFlexible Schema (defined schema, partial schema, schema free)
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, integer, double, bool, date, object_idyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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
Secondary indexesnoyesnoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like DML and DDL statementsnoyes infoANSI SQL queries
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
fluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
in-process shared libraryADO.NET
Direct SQL
IoT Microservice layer
JDBC
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++Actionscript
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lua
Objective-C
Pike
Python
Ruby
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
VB.Net
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsLuanoyes info.Net, JavaScript, C/C++
Triggersnononoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonenoneFile partitioning infoCustomizable business rules for partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonenoneyes infoSynchronous and asynchronous realtime replication based on transaction logs
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonenoneImmediate Consistency
Tunable Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesno infotypically not needed, however similar functionality with collection joins possibleyes infowhen using SQL
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanononoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yes infoRead/Write Lockingyes infoacross SQL and NoSQL
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 sourceyesyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcenonoFine grained user, group and file access rights managed across SQL (per ANSI standard) and NoSQL.

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