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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Elasticsearch vs. HEAVY.AI

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Elasticsearch vs. HEAVY.AI

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonHEAVY.AI infoFormerly named 'OmniSci', rebranded to 'HEAVY.AI' in March 2022  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricA high performance, column-oriented RDBMS, specifically developed to harness the massive parallelism of modern CPU and GPU hardware
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Search engineRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Vector DBMS
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score1.95
Rank#127  Overall
#23  Document stores
#60  Relational DBMS
Score135.35
Rank#7  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score1.77
Rank#141  Overall
#65  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchgithub.com/­heavyai/­heavydb
www.heavy.ai
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.heavy.ai
DeveloperApache Software FoundationElasticHEAVY.AI, Inc.
Initial release201220102016
Current release1.20.3, January 20238.6, January 20235.10, January 2022
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoElastic LicenseOpen Source infoApache Version 2; enterprise edition available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++ and CUDA
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VMLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes
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 indexesnoyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like query languageyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
JDBC
ODBC
Thrift
Vega
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/Thrift
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsyesno
Triggersnoyes infoby using the 'percolation' featureno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding infoRound robin
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesES-Hadoop Connectorno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonono
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 sourceMemcached and Redis integrationyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcefine grained access rights according to SQL-standard

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