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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. DuckDB vs. GeoMesa

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. DuckDB vs. GeoMesa

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSSpatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.77
Rank#116  Overall
#23  Document stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score4.54
Rank#82  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.92
Rank#214  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgduckdb.orgwww.geomesa.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsduckdb.org/­docswww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.html
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCCRi and others
Initial release201220182014
Current release1.20.3, January 20230.10, February 20244.0.5, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache License 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
server-less
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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Arrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++C
C# info3rd party driver
C++
Crystal info3rd party driver
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Lisp info3rd party driver
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Rust
Swift
Zig info3rd party driver
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnonedepending on storage layer
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnonedepending on storage layer
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnoyes
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistencydepending on storage layer
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyes, multi-version concurrency control (MVCC)yes
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 sourceyesdepending on storage layer
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcenoyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storage

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