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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. Graph Engine vs. IRONdb

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. Graph Engine vs. IRONdb

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.A distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed RAM store and a general distributed computation engineA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Key-value store
Time Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.55
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score3.24
Rank#87  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score0.70
Rank#207  Overall
#18  Graph DBMS
#32  Key-value stores
Score0.00
Rank#347  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.exasol.comwww.graphengine.iowww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.exasol.com/­resourceswww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperApache Software FoundationExasolMicrosoftCirconus LLC.
Initial release2012200020102017
Current release1.18.0, September 2020V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoMIT Licensecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation language.NET and CC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
.NETLinux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histograms
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesnoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP APIHTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++Java
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyesyes, in Lua
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnono
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesoptional: either by committing a write-ahead log (WAL) to the local persistent storage or by dumping the memory to a persistent storageyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Depending on the underlying data sourceyesyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno

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