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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. GeoMesa vs. TerminusDB

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. GeoMesa vs. TerminusDB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonGeoMesa  Xexclude from comparisonTerminusDB infoformer name was DataChemist  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.Scalable Graph Database platform making enterprise data available by exploiting inferred entities and relationships
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Spatial DBMSGraph DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
RDF store
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Score2.28
Rank#119  Overall
#23  Document stores
#56  Relational DBMS
Score0.81
Rank#214  Overall
#4  Spatial DBMS
Score0.22
Rank#323  Overall
#28  Graph DBMS
Websitedrill.apache.orgwww.geomesa.orgterminusdb.com
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docswww.geomesa.org/­documentation/­stable/­user/­index.htmlterminusdb.github.io/­terminusdb/­#
DeveloperApache Software FoundationCCRi and othersDataChemist Ltd.
Initial release201220142018
Current release1.20.3, January 20234.0.5, February 202411.0.0, January 2023
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache License 2.0Open Source infoGPL V3
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonono
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Implementation languageScalaProlog, Rust
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
Data schemeschema-freeyesyes
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
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantnoSQL-like query language (WOQL)
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
OWL
RESTful HTTP API
WOQL (Web Object Query Language)
Supported programming languagesC++JavaScript
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsnoyes
Triggersnonoyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingdepending on storage layerGraph Partitioning
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesdepending on storage layerJournaling Streams
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnonedepending on storage layer
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanonoACID
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentDepending on the underlying data sourceyesyes infoin-memory journaling
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 layer
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceyes infodepending on the DBMS used for storageRole-based access control

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