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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. Ignite vs. RDF4J

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. EXASOL vs. Ignite vs. RDF4J

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonIgnite  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.Apache Ignite is a memory-centric distributed database, caching, and processing platform for transactional, analytical, and streaming workloads, delivering in-memory speeds at petabyte scale.RDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Relational DBMSKey-value store
Relational DBMS
RDF store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.49
Rank#107  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score4.20
Rank#80  Overall
#44  Relational DBMS
Score4.49
Rank#76  Overall
#11  Key-value stores
#42  Relational DBMS
Score0.64
Rank#218  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.exasol.comignite.apache.orgrdf4j.org
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.exasol.com/­resourcesapacheignite.readme.io/­docsrdf4j.org/­documentation
DeveloperApache Software FoundationExasolApache Software FoundationSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.
Initial release2012200020152004
Current release1.18.0, September 2020Apache Ignite 2.6
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2commercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++, Java, .NetJava
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Linux
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.nonoyes
Secondary indexesnoyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantyesANSI-99 for query and DML statements, subset of DDLno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
HDFS API
Hibernate
JCache
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
RESTful HTTP API
Spring Data
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
C#
C++
Java
PHP
Python
Ruby
Scala
Java
PHP
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsyes (compute grid and cache interceptors can be used instead)yes
Triggersnoyesyes (cache interceptors and events)yes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes (replicated cache)none
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyes infoHadoop integrationyes (compute grid and hadoop accelerator)no
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID infoIsolation support depends on the API used
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyesyes 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-standardSecurity Hooks for custom implementationsno

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