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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. IRONdb vs. RDF4J vs. STSdb

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

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSTSdb  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 simplicityRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Key-Value Store with special method for indexing infooptimized for high performance using a special indexing method
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSTime Series DBMSRDF storeKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.33
Rank#107  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score3.53
Rank#85  Overall
#46  Relational DBMS
Score0.00
Rank#348  Overall
#33  Time Series DBMS
Score0.57
Rank#220  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score0.18
Rank#290  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.exasol.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databaserdf4j.orggithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.circonus.com/­irondbrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationExasolCirconus LLC.Since 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.STS Soft SC
Initial release20122000201720042011
Current release1.18.0, September 2020V0.10.20, January 20184.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC and C++JavaC#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxLinux
OS X
Unix
Windows
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyesyes infoprimitive types and user defined types (classes)
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 indexesnoyesnoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)nono
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP APIJava API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
.NET Client 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
Java
PHP
Python
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes, in Luayesno
Triggersnoyesnoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenonenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenonenone
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 nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesnono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes
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-standardnonono

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