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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Druid vs. SwayDB

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Druid vs. SwayDB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonDruid  Xexclude from comparisonSwayDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageOpen-source analytics data store designed for OLAP queries on timeseries dataAn embeddable, non-blocking, type-safe key-value store for single or multiple disks and in-memory storage
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMS
Time Series DBMS
Key-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score3.15
Rank#94  Overall
#17  Document stores
#47  Relational DBMS
Score2.17
Rank#118  Overall
#59  Relational DBMS
#7  Time Series DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#319  Overall
#55  Key-value stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgdruid.apache.orgswaydb.io
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsdruid.apache.org/­docs/­latest/­design
DeveloperApache Software FoundationMetamarkets Group and contributorsSimer Plaha
Initial release201220122018
Current release1.17.0, December 2019
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache license v2Open Source infoGNU Affero GPL V3.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageJavaScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Data schemeschema-freeyes infoschema-less columns are supportedschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesno
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 indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL support via Apache Calcite adapterno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JSON over HTTP
Supported programming languagesC++Clojure
JavaScript
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scala
Java
Kotlin
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes, via HDFS, S3 or other storage enginesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoAtomic execution of operations
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 sourcenoyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceno infoavailable via extensionsno

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