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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. Graph Engine vs. RDF4J

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonGraph Engine infoformer name: Trinity  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  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 engineRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSGraph DBMS
Key-value store
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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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
Score0.54
Rank#225  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.exasol.comwww.graphengine.iordf4j.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.exasol.com/­resourceswww.graphengine.io/­docs/­manualrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationExasolMicrosoftSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2012200020102004
Current release1.18.0, September 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoMIT LicenseOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation language.NET and CJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
.NETLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesyes
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 compliantyesnono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
RESTful HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Supported programming languagesC++Java
Lua
Python
R
C#
C++
F#
Visual Basic
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyesyes
Triggersnoyesnoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardinghorizontal partitioningnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
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 infoin-memory storage is supported as well
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
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno

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