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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. DuckDB vs. InfluxDB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonInfluxDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSDBMS for storing time series, events and metrics
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
Secondary database modelsSpatial DBMS infowith GEO package
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.28
Rank#119  Overall
#23  Document stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score4.68
Rank#76  Overall
#41  Relational DBMS
Score26.56
Rank#28  Overall
#1  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgduckdb.orgwww.influxdata.com/­products/­influxdb-overview
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsduckdb.org/­docsdocs.influxdata.com/­influxdb
DeveloperApache Software Foundation
Initial release201220182013
Current release1.20.3, January 20230.10, February 20242.7.5, January 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoMIT-License; commercial enterprise version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Go
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
server-lessLinux
OS X infothrough Homebrew
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesNumeric data and Strings
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 compliantyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Arrow Database Connectivity (ADBC)
CLI Client
JDBC
ODBC
HTTP API
JSON over UDP
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
.Net
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding infoin enterprise version only
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneselectable replication factor infoin enterprise version only
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
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 sourceyesyes infoDepending on used storage engine
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcenosimple rights management via user accounts
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache DrillDuckDBInfluxDB
Specific characteristicsInfluxData is the creator of InfluxDB , the open source time series database. It...
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Competitive advantagesTime to Value InfluxDB is available in all the popular languages and frameworks,...
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Typical application scenariosIoT & Sensor Monitoring Developers are witnessing the instrumentation of every available...
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Key customersInfluxData has more than 1,900 paying customers, including customers include MuleSoft,...
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Market metricsFastest-growing database to drive 27,500 GitHub stars Over 750,000 daily active instances
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Licensing and pricing modelsOpen source core with closed source clustering available either on-premise or on...
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