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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Blazegraph vs. Hive

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonBlazegraph  Xexclude from comparisonHive  Xexclude from comparison
Amazon has acquired Blazegraph's domain and (probably) product. It is said that Amazon Neptune is based on Blazegraph.
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageHigh-performance graph database supporting Semantic Web (RDF/SPARQL) and Graph Database (tinkerpop3, blueprints, vertex-centric) APIs with scale-out and High Availability.data warehouse software for querying and managing large distributed datasets, built on Hadoop
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMS
RDF store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.68
Rank#94  Overall
#16  Document stores
#48  Relational DBMS
Score0.58
Rank#189  Overall
#14  Graph DBMS
#8  RDF stores
Score84.74
Rank#14  Overall
#9  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.blazegraph.comhive.apache.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswiki.blazegraph.comcwiki.apache.org/­confluence/­display/­Hive/­Home
DeveloperApache Software FoundationBlazegraphApache Software Foundation infoinitially developed by Facebook
Initial release201220062012
Current release1.16, May 20192.1.4, August 20162.3.6, August 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoextended commercial license availableOpen Source infoApache Version 2
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoRDF literal typesyes
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.no
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSPARQL is used as query languageSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RESTful HTTP API
SPARQL QUERY
SPARQL UPDATE
TinkerPop 3
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP
Python
Ruby
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesyes infouser defined functions and integration of map-reduce
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes infoquery execution via MapReduce
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configurationEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyes infoRelationships in Graphsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
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 source
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceSecurity and Authentication via Web Application Container (Tomcat, Jetty)Access rights for users, groups and roles
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News

Blazegraph 2.1.4 Release
29 August 2016

Blazegraph 2.1.2 Release
18 June 2016

Blazegraph 2.1.1 Release!
9 June 2016

Blazegraph 2.1.0 Release!
8 April 2016

Blazegraph 2.0.0 Release!
22 December 2015

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