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DBMS > Apache Drill vs. Geode vs. Kinetica vs. TerarkDB

System Properties Comparison Apache Drill vs. Geode vs. Kinetica vs. TerarkDB

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NameApache Drill  Xexclude from comparisonGeode  Xexclude from comparisonKinetica  Xexclude from comparisonTerarkDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionSchema-free SQL Query Engine for Hadoop, NoSQL and Cloud StorageGeode is a distributed data container, pooling memory, CPU, network resources, and optionally local disk across multiple processesFully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUsA key-value store forked from RocksDB with advanced compression algorithms. It can be used standalone or as a storage engine for MySQL and MongoDB
Primary database modelDocument store
Relational DBMS
Key-value storeRelational DBMSKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score2.79
Rank#104  Overall
#19  Document stores
#52  Relational DBMS
Score1.63
Rank#137  Overall
#25  Key-value stores
Score0.73
Rank#205  Overall
#101  Relational DBMS
Score0.05
Rank#326  Overall
#51  Key-value stores
Websitedrill.apache.orggeode.apache.orgwww.kinetica.comgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb
Technical documentationdrill.apache.org/­docsgeode.apache.org/­docswww.kinetica.com/­docsgithub.com/­Terark/­terarkdb/­wiki
DeveloperApache Software FoundationOriginally developed by Gemstone. They outsourced the project to Apache in 2015 but still deliver a commercial version as Gemfire.KineticaTerark
Initial release2012200220122016
Current release1.19.0, June 20211.1, February 20177.1, August 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoApache Version 2Open Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses available as Gemfirecommercialcommercial inforestricted open source version available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenononono
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Implementation languageJavaC, C++C++
Server operating systemsLinux
OS X
Windows
All OS with a Java VM infothe JDK (8 or later) is also requiredLinux
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
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.nononono
Secondary indexesnonoyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL SELECT statement is SQL:2003 compliantSQL-like query language (OQL)SQL-like DML and DDL statementsno
APIs and other access methodsJDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
Java Client API
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
C++ API
Java API
Supported programming languagesC++.Net
All JVM based languages
C++
Groovy
Java
Scala
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
C++
Java
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionsuser defined functionsuser defined functionsno
Triggersnoyes infoCache Event Listenersyes infotriggers when inserted values for one or more columns fall within a specified rangeno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingShardingnone
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replicationSource-replica replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyesnonono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneEventual ConsistencyImmediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency depending on configuration
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoyes, on a single nodenono
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 sourceyesyes infoGPU vRAM or System RAMyes
User concepts infoAccess controlDepending on the underlying data sourceAccess rights per client and object definableAccess rights for users and roles on table levelno
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Apache DrillGeodeKineticaTerarkDB
Specific characteristicsNative and fully vectorized database across both GPUs and CPUs, with memory first...
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Competitive advantagesBest in class geospatial and temporal analytics. Lockless architecture provides real-time...
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Typical application scenariosAny application requiring (1) real time insights, (2) time series analysis (3) geospatial...
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Key customersCitibank, US Air Force, Softbank, OVO, Telkomsel, USPS, 2 of the top 3 US Telcos,...
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Market metricsThe largest IoT deployment in the world, NORAD, runs on Kinetica.
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Licensing and pricing modelsAlways Free Tier in the Cloud, Pay-As-You-Go Consumption Based Pricing, and Portable...
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