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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Citus vs. Greenplum vs. Machbase

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Citus vs. Greenplum vs. Machbase

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonCitus  Xexclude from comparisonGreenplum  Xexclude from comparisonMachbase infoFormer name was Infiniflux  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 PostgreSQLAnalytic Database platform built on PostgreSQL. Full name is Pivotal Greenplum Database infoA logical database in Greenplum is an array of individual PostgreSQL databases working together to present a single database image.TimeSeries DBMS for AIoT and BigData
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument storeDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.21
Rank#104  Overall
#21  Document stores
#51  Relational DBMS
Score3.02
Rank#108  Overall
#55  Relational DBMS
Score11.20
Rank#45  Overall
#29  Relational DBMS
Score0.30
Rank#307  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.citusdata.comgreenplum.orgwww.machbase.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdocs.citusdata.comdocs.greenplum.orgmachbase.atlassian.net/­wiki/­spaces/­MAN/­overview
DeveloperApache Software FoundationPivotal Software Inc.Machbase
Initial release2012201020052013
Current release1.20.2, August 20228.1, December 20186.7.1, April 2020V6.5, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoAGPL, commercial license also availableOpen Source infoApache 2.0commercial infofree test version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageCC
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinuxLinux
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 functionalityyes infosince Version 4.2no
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes infostandard, with numerous extensionsyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP REST
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Perl
PHP
Python
Tcl
C
Java
Perl
Python
R
C
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
PHP infovia ODBC
Python
R infovia ODBC
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functions inforealized in proprietary language PL/pgSQL or with common languages like Perl, Python, Tcl etc.yesno
Triggersnoyesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replication infoother methods possible by using 3rd party extensionsSource-replica replicationselectable replication factor
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesno
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourcenonoyes infovolatile and lookup table
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardsimple password-based access control

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