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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Derby vs. Spark SQL

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonDerby infooften called Apache Derby, originally IBM Cloudscape; contained in the Java SDK as JavaDB  Xexclude from comparisonSpark SQL  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageFull-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Spark SQL is a component on top of 'Spark Core' for structured data processing
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
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Score1.95
Rank#124  Overall
#22  Document stores
#58  Relational DBMS
Score4.42
Rank#68  Overall
#37  Relational DBMS
Score17.70
Rank#33  Overall
#20  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgdb.apache.org/­derbyspark.apache.org/­sql
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdb.apache.org/­derby/­manuals/­index.htmlspark.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­sql-programming-guide.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationApache Software FoundationApache Software Foundation
Initial release201219972014
Current release1.20.3, January 202310.17.1.0, November 20233.5.0 ( 2.13), September 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
OS X
Windows
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.noyesno
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCJDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++JavaJava
Python
R
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsJava Stored Proceduresno
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneyes, utilizing Spark Core
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
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 sourceyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standardno

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