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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Datastore

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. GeoMesa vs. Google Cloud Datastore

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonGoogle Cloud Datastore  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageGeoMesa is a distributed spatio-temporal DBMS based on various systems as storage layer.Automatically scaling NoSQL Database as a Service (DBaaS) on the Google Cloud Platform
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMSDocument store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.28
Rank#119  Overall
#23  Document stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#214  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score4.49
Rank#79  Overall
#12  Document stores
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.geomesa.orgcloud.google.com/­datastore
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlcloud.google.com/­datastore/­docs
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCCRi and othersGoogle
Initial release201220142008
Current release1.20.3, January 20234.0.5, February 2024
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache License 2.0commercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyes
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Implementation languageScala
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
hosted
Data schemeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyes, details here
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 indexesnoyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnoSQL-like query language (GQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
gRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnousing Google App Engine
TriggersnonoCallbacks using the Google Apps Engine
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layerSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layerMulti-source replication using Paxos
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonedepending on storage layerImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on type of query and configuration infoStrong Consistency is default for entity lookups and queries within an Entity Group (but can instead be made eventually consistent). Other queries are always eventual consistent.
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes infovia ReferenceProperties or Ancestor paths
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID infoSerializable Isolation within Transactions, Read Committed outside of Transactions
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 sourcedepending on storage layerno
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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