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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. IRONdb

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. IRONdb

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  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 Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.74
Rank#93  Overall
#17  Document stores
#45  Relational DBMS
Score3.04
Rank#87  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score0.06
Rank#305  Overall
#26  Time Series DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.exasol.com/­en/­productswww.irondb.io
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.exasol.com/­en/­community/­resourceswww.irondb.io/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationExasolCirconus LLC.
Initial release201220002017
Current release1.16, May 2019V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes 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.nonono
Secondary indexesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API
Supported programming languagesC++Java
Lua
Python
R
.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 functionsyes, in Lua
Triggersnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, 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 integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
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 sourceyesno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardno
More information provided by the system vendor
Apache DrillEXASOLIRONdb
Specific characteristicsIRONdb is a highly available, distributed Time Series Database. It can support dozens...
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Competitive advantagesUnmatched Scalability IRONdb is unique among TSDBs in that it does not use a consensus...
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Typical application scenariosReal Systems Monitoring Monitor your systems infrastructure in real time across thousands...
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Key customersIRONdb serves the needs of the world's largest Time Series Database customers. One...
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Market metricsOnly TSDB capable of scaling to billions of metrics. Only TSDB to scale to dozens...
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Licensing and pricing modelsIRONdb is licensed under a subscription model based on the number of active metrics...
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