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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. DolphinDB vs. Graph Engine vs. Kinetica

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. DolphinDB vs. Graph Engine vs. Kinetica

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonDolphinDB  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageTime Series DBMS for big data, integrated with a lightweight distributed computing framework and a vector programming languageA distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMSGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Relational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.74
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score1.11
Rank#167  Overall
#12  Time Series DBMS
Score0.85
Rank#188  Overall
#17  Graph DBMS
#31  Key-value stores
Score0.74
Rank#202  Overall
#99  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.dolphindb.comwww.graphengine.iowww.kinetica.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.dolphindb.com/­helpwww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualwww.kinetica.com/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationDolphinDB, IncMicrosoftKinetica
Initial release2012201820102012
Current release1.19.0, June 20217.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercial infofree community version availableOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++.NET and CC, C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Windows
.NETLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnonoyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like query languagenoSQL-like DML and DDL statements
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP APIJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++C#
C++
Java
JavaScript
Python
R
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesyesuser defined functions
Triggersnononoyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified range
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardinghorizontal partitioninghorizontal partitioningSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynononoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyesnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAM
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAdministrators, Users, GroupsAccess rights for users and roles on table level
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Apache DrillDolphinDBGraph Engine infoformer name: TrinityKinetica
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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