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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Dgraph vs. RethinkDB vs. SwayDB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonDgraph  Xexclude from comparisonRethinkDB  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageDistributed and scalable native Graph DBMSDBMS for the Web with a mechanism to push updated query results to applications in realtime.An embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Graph DBMSDocument storeKey-value store
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.49
Rank#111  Overall
#19  Document stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score1.74
Rank#129  Overall
#11  Graph DBMS
Score3.09
Rank#96  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.04
Rank#327  Overall
#50  Key-value stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgdgraph.iorethinkdb.comswaydb.io
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdgraph.io/­docsrethinkdb.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationDgraph Labs, Inc.The Linux Foundation infosince July 2017Simer Plaha
Initial release2012201620092018
Current release1.19.0, June 20212.4.1, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageGoC++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infostring, binary, float, bool, date, geometryno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnonono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
C infocommunity-supported driver
C# infocommunity-supported driver
C++ infocommunity-supported driver
Clojure infocommunity-supported driver
Dart infocommunity-supported driver
Erlang infocommunity-supported driver
Go infocommunity-supported driver
Haskell infocommunity-supported driver
Java infoofficial driver
JavaScript (Node.js) infoofficial driver
Lisp infocommunity-supported driver
Lua infocommunity-supported driver
Objective-C infocommunity-supported driver
Perl infocommunity-supported driver
PHP infocommunity-supported driver
Python infoofficial driver
Ruby infoofficial driver
Scala infocommunity-supported driver
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
TriggersnonoClient-side triggers through changefeedsno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingyesSharding inforange basednone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesSynchronous replication via RaftSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDAtomic single-document operationsAtomic execution of operations
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoMVCC basedyes
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 sourcenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceno infoPlanned for future releasesyes infousers and table-level permissionsno
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Competitive advantagesHorizontally scalable transactional graph database with fast arbitrary-depth joins...
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