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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Drizzle vs. H2 vs. Heroic

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Drizzle vs. H2 vs. Heroic

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonDrizzle  Xexclude from comparisonH2  Xexclude from comparisonHeroic  Xexclude from comparison
Drizzle has published its last release in September 2012. The open-source project is discontinued and Drizzle is excluded from the DB-Engines ranking.
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageMySQL fork with a pluggable micro-kernel and with an emphasis of performance over compatibility.Full-featured RDBMS with a small footprint, either embedded into a Java application or used as a database server.Time Series DBMS built at Spotify based on Cassandra or Google Cloud Bigtable, and ElasticSearch
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSRelational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.89
Rank#106  Overall
#20  Document stores
#55  Relational DBMS
Score9.83
Rank#51  Overall
#31  Relational DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#285  Overall
#25  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.h2database.comspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­index
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.h2database.com/­html/­main.htmlspotify.github.io/­heroic/­#!/­docs/­overview
DeveloperApache Software FoundationDrizzle project, originally started by Brian AkerThomas MuellerSpotify
Initial release2012200820052014
Current release1.19.0, June 20217.2.4, September 20122.1.210, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoGNU GPLOpen Source infodual-licence (Mozilla public license, Eclipse public license)Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++JavaJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
OS X
All OS with a Java VM
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes infovia Elasticsearch
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyes infowith proprietary extensionsyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBCJDBC
ODBC
HQL (Heroic Query Language, a JSON-based language)
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++C
C++
Java
PHP
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoJava Stored Procedures and User-Defined Functionsno
Triggersnono infohooks for callbacks inside the server can be used.yesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
With clustering: 2 database servers on different computers operate on identical copies of a databaseyes
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Immediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 sourceyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcePluggable authentication mechanisms infoe.g. LDAP, HTTPfine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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