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

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

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  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 simplicityKey-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 DBMSKey-value store
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
Score0.00
Rank#347  Overall
#31  Time Series DBMS
Score0.19
Rank#287  Overall
#43  Key-value stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.exasol.comwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-databasegithub.com/­STSSoft/­STSdb4
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.exasol.com/­resourcesdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperApache Software FoundationExasolCirconus LLC.STS Soft SC
Initial release2012200020172011
Current release1.18.0, September 2020V0.10.20, January 20184.0.8, September 2015
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPLv2, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC and C++C#
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
LinuxWindows
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes infotext, numeric, histogramsyes 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 indexesnoyesnono
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)no
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HTTP API.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
C#
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes, in Luano
Triggersnoyesnono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per nodenone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesconfigurable replication factor, datacenter awarenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationnono
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 sourceyesyesyes
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-standardnono

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