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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. FoundationDB vs. MaxDB vs. SQream DB

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. FoundationDB vs. MaxDB vs. SQream DB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonFoundationDB  Xexclude from comparisonMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-D  Xexclude from comparisonSQream DB  Xexclude from comparison
Created as commercial project in 2013, FoundationDB has been acquired by Apple in March 2015 and was withdrawn from the market. As a consequence, the product was removed from the DB-Engines ranking. In April 2018, Apple open-sourced FoundationDB and it therefore reappears in the ranking.
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageOrdered key-value store. Core features are complimented by layers.A robust and reliable RDBMS optimized to run all major SAP solutionsa GPU-based, columnar RDBMS for big data analytics workloads
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Document store infosupported via specific layer
Key-value store
Relational DBMS infosupported via specific SQL-layer
Relational DBMSRelational DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.73
Rank#105  Overall
#19  Document stores
#54  Relational DBMS
Score1.29
Rank#152  Overall
#26  Document stores
#28  Key-value stores
#72  Relational DBMS
Score4.04
Rank#83  Overall
#45  Relational DBMS
Score0.59
Rank#226  Overall
#110  Relational DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.foundationdb.orgmaxdb.sap.comsqream.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsapple.github.io/­foundationdbmaxdb.sap.com/­documentationdocs.sqream.com
DeveloperApache Software FoundationFoundationDBSAP, acquired from Software AG (Adabas-D) in 1997SQream Technologies
Initial release2012201319842014
Current release1.19.0, June 20216.2.28, November 20207.9.10 (January 2020), 20202021.2, September 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache 2.0commercial infoLimited community edition freecommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageC++C++C++, CUDA, Haskell, Java, Scala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
Solaris
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-free infosome layers support schemasyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesno infosome layers support typingyesyes, ANSI Standard SQL Types
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.nono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantsupported in specific SQL layer onlyyesyes
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
WebDAV
.Net
JDBC
ODBC
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
C
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript infoNode.js
PHP
Python
Ruby
Swift
.Net
C#
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsin SQL-layer onlyyesuser defined functions in Python
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingnonehorizontal and vertical partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneLinearizable consistencyImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoin SQL-layer onlyyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACID
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 sourceno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourcenofine grained access rights according to SQL-standard
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Apache DrillFoundationDBMaxDB infoformerly named Adabas-DSQream DB
Specific characteristicsDue to exponentially growing data, organizations today are facing slowdowns, with...
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Competitive advantagesMuch faster time to insight Analyze significantly more data Achieve previously unobtainable...
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Typical application scenariosWhat can you do with 100x faster SQL analytics? Better and more timely decision making...
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Key customersSome of our customers include: LG Uplus, AIS (Advanced Info Service), ACL Mobile,...
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