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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. DuckDB vs. NSDb

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonDuckDB  Xexclude from comparisonNSDb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageAn embeddable, in-process, column-oriented SQL OLAP RDBMSScalable, High-performance Time Series DBMS designed for Real-time Analytics on top of Kubernetes
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score0.23
Rank#282  Overall
#131  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#351  Overall
#36  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgduckdb.orgnsdb.io
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsduckdb.org/­docsnsdb.io/­Architecture
DeveloperApache Software Foundation
Initial release201220182017
Current release1.19.0, June 20210.2, August 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC++Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
server-lessLinux
macOS
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes: int, bigint, decimal, string
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 indexesnoyesall fields are automatically indexed
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesSQL-like query language
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
CLI Client
JDBC
gRPC
HTTP REST
WebSocket
Supported programming languagesC++C
C++
Go info3rd party driver
Java
Python
R
Ruby info3rd party driver
Java
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnono
Triggersnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyEventual 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 sourceyesUsing Apache Lucene
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceno

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