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System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. IRONdb vs. NuoDB vs. RDF4J

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonNuoDB  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 Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicityNuoDB is a webscale distributed database that supports SQL and ACID transactionsRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSRelational DBMSRDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.89
Rank#98  Overall
#18  Document stores
#49  Relational DBMS
Score3.24
Rank#91  Overall
#47  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#341  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score1.12
Rank#160  Overall
#80  Relational DBMS
Score0.50
Rank#232  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.exasol.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasenuodb.comrdf4j.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.circonus.com/­irondbdoc.nuodb.comrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationExasolCirconus LLC.NuoDB, Inc.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release20122000201720132004
Current release1.18.0, September 2020V0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialcommercial infolimited edition freeOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C++Java
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linuxhosted infoAmazon EC2, Windows Azure, SoftLayer
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyesyes infoRDF Schemas
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes
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 indexesnoyesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)yesno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP APIADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
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
.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes, in LuaJava, SQLyes
Triggersnoyesnoyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodedata is dynamically stored/cached on the nodes where it is read/writtennone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awareyes infoManaged transparently by NuoDBnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodesImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID infotunable commit protocolACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes infoMVCCyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyesyes 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 sourceyesnoyes infoTemporary table
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardnoStandard SQL roles/ privileges, Administrative Usersno

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