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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Citus vs. GeoMesa

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageScalable hybrid operational and analytics RDBMS for big data use cases based on PostgreSQLGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSSpatial DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.28
Rank#119  Overall
#23  Document stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score2.15
Rank#123  Overall
#60  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#214  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.citusdata.comwww.geomesa.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.citusdata.comwww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCCRi and others
Initial release201220102014
Current release1.20.3, January 20238.1, December 20184.0.5, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageCScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.noyes infospecific XML type available, but no XML query functionalityno
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.no
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingdepending on storage layer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsdepending on storage layer
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistencydepending on storage layer
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
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 sourcenodepending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storage

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